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USB Nic that works with pfsense onAPU?
« on: February 15, 2015, 05:16:26 pm »
Hello,

are there USB Nics that works fine on the APU1D Maschine?

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Re: USB Nic that works with pfsense onAPU?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 11:57:32 am »
... or a dual mini pcie ethernet card

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Re: USB Nic that works with pfsense onAPU?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 12:19:12 pm »
Wouldn't something like this work fine?

http://www.logicsupply.com/components/expansion-cards/admpeidla/#rotation1

No idea how you'd physically cable it.  Dremel away.

An APU case with a place for one of those card edge brackets (not an actual card slot) would be slick.

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Re: USB Nic that works with pfsense onAPU?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 12:43:28 pm »
The Trendnet TU2-ET100 H/W:V4.0R works on 2.x but they are getting hard to find. The TU3-ETG H/W:V1.0R is recognized by 2.2, but I haven't tested extensively. Everyone loves to talk about how much USB nics suck (and they do), but I've used them for low-bandwidth applications- sync interfaces, dsl, etc. and have had little problems. It's helpful to have something in the bottom of your kit that can add a port to an Alix or APU, even if it's a stopgap until you swap the box out.

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Re: USB Nic that works with pfsense onAPU?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 02:10:37 pm »
Hi,

the "Jetway 2x 10/100/1000 LAN Mini PCIe Module" does not fit in the APU, because the circuit board (some of the components) is too thick.

This Delock MiniPCIe I/O PCIe fits, but is not recognized by pfSende (but it should, its a Realtek RTL8111E)

http://www.delock.de/produkte/G_95237/merkmale.html?setLanguage=en

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Re: USB Nic that works with pfsense onAPU?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 02:24:31 pm »
If you're looking for a mini PCIe card, GruensFroeschli used a Cervoz one in an APU. You might have to hunt for a used one, or find the replacement.
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=59555.msg405522#msg405522

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Re: USB Nic that works with pfsense onAPU?
« Reply #6 on: Today at 09:03:33 am »
2.2 uses FreeBSD10.1. We found that several usb-lan adapters work fine on Alix2d13 and FreeBSD-versions upto 9.0 but not on more recent versions. We tested several adapters with different chips. Same with APU.

As far as I can tell PfSense has an additional issue: no usb-lan kernel drivers loaded.

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Re: USB Nic that works with pfsense onAPU?
« Reply #7 on: Today at 10:00:41 am »
2.2 uses FreeBSD10.1. We found that several usb-lan adapters work fine on Alix2d13 and FreeBSD-versions upto 9.0 but not on more recent versions. We tested several adapters with different chips. Same with APU.

As far as I can tell PfSense has an additional issue: no usb-lan kernel drivers loaded.
Did you read the part where I mentioned ASIX axe (10/100) and axge (GB) work on 2.2?
I have and old rue (RTL8150) that also comes up on 2.2, so there are in fact usb lan drivers in the kernel. kldstat shows aue, kue, and cue also. Which adapters do you have that work under 2.1.x or FreeBSD 9.x that do not work on 2.2?
Perhaps you could provide dmesg and the regression could be reported to the drivers maintainer.
edit- my test was on an APU running 2.2 x64 nano
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Re: USB Nic that works with pfsense onAPU?
« Reply #8 on: Today at 10:44:28 am »
a spectra-salesman told me that the MEC-LAN-M002-R1 is the successor

http://www.pc-industrial.com/prod/expansion-module-ethernet-solution/module-ethernet-mec-lan-m002/
http://www.spectra.de/suche_act.cfm?Artikelnummer=143335&Searchstring=&suchart=1

I ll try it.


If you're looking for a mini PCIe card, GruensFroeschli used a Cervoz one in an APU. You might have to hunt for a used one, or find the replacement.
https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=59555.msg405522#msg405522