NIC Compatibility for 11.2
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Wed Sep 25 22:58:32 UTC 2019
On Wed, 25 Sep 2019 21:39:51 +0000, Pressey, Marty G (CGI Federal) wrote:
> I have a question regarding Ethernet NIC compatibility.
> According to your compatibility list at
> there are five (5) different Intel PRO/1000 MT NIC's listed.
> However, the 2 we are looking for are not on the list. Since
> the list is more than a year old, I'm wondering if there has
> been any additional testing to verify compatibility of these
> NIC's or if you can tell me if FreeBSD will support the use
> of these NIC's. I've included the two (2) we are using listed
You can always look at the current version of the manual for the
corresponding driver, in this case, the "em" driver:
Or on a FreeBSD system: "man 4 em". ;-)
It seems that the list is identical.
> The reason for my question is that we are using a 3rd party
> software product that is using FreeBSD as its initial boot OS.
> Unfortunately, the vendor can't answer my question regarding
> Intel PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
> Intel PRO/1000 MT Network Connection E1G60
Yes, those are not on the list. However, this doesn't automatically
imply that they don't work. If you have the option of "trial & error",
test the cards. If they are recognized, the "em" driver gets loaded,
and they should just work(TM). If not, return the cards. (Yes, I know,
this isn't always possible, but if it is possible for you, give it
a try.) I say this because several "PRO/1000 MT" models are listed,
so it could be possible that except the naming is a little bit
different, you're refering to one of them?
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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