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ALTQ compatible hardware?
« on: November 03, 2005, 07:03:15 pm »
I haveh a question regarding the NIC drivers and NIC types for using traffic shaping.  I have tried combinations of the following cards and I always get an error that my LAN or WAN does not support ALTQ.

3Com 905c-TX 10/100 Mb - xl
3Com 900B 10 Mb - xl
Intel based compaq card 10/100Mb - fxp
C-Net Pro 200 - 10/100Mb - dc

As far as I have read, ALTQ should be supported in all of the above drivers.  Is there something I am missing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: ALTQ compatible hardware?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2005, 07:42:21 pm »
The following interface types are ALTQ compatible:

"an", "ath", "awi", "bfe", "bge", "dc", "de", "ed",
"em", "fxp", "hme", "lnc", "ndis", "rl", "sf", "sis", "sk",
"tun", "vr", "wi", "xl", "vlan", "ste"

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Re: ALTQ compatible hardware?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2005, 01:42:46 am »
Thanks for taking the time to reply, but I am still kinda' stuck here.

Based on your answer above am I to assume that either:

a) It is a cosmetic error; ALTQ is really functioning (since I am using cards and drivers that are supposedly supported) but the error in the GUI is incorrect and a bug?

b) ALTQ is not currently functioning and is a bug that will be corrected in the future or possibly......

c) My particular cards are not 100% compatible with the ALTQ functions in the modified xl, dc and fxp drivers?

I'm currently using the .90a upgrade that was released and I understand that it's in an alpha state.  I'm mainly trying to find out if I should look at picking up some different NIC's even though mine are supposedly supported or I just have to wait for the development cycle to get a bit more in the beta/rc phase.

Thanks again

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Re: ALTQ compatible hardware?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005, 07:43:32 am »
Please add some info about what errors you get, and how you encountered the problem, ALTQ shoud work fine.
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Re: ALTQ compatible hardware?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2005, 09:21:40 am »
What version of pfSense and what kind of WAN do you have? If you have PPPoE your WAN-connection is not the NIC itself but the PPPoE-connection. There have been older versions of pfsense that had PPPoE-drivers without ALTQ-support. If you are not running the latest version please upgrade and retry.

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Re: ALTQ compatible hardware?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2005, 01:04:39 am »
Thanks guys, I was running .90a as an upgrade from a previous version and I just now installed .92, fresh.  ALTQ appears to not be giving me errors now.

Thanks again, I thought I was losing my mind as it worked in the past just fine.

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Re: ALTQ compatible hardware?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2005, 06:59:11 pm »
Will there ever be support for AXE?

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Re: ALTQ compatible hardware?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2005, 10:38:42 am »
Will there ever be support for AXE?

ALTQ-capability of the driver itself is an driver issue. You would have to ask the drivermaintainer for that.