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Offline stephenw10

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Re: Working Specialist Platforms
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2015, 07:09:53 am »
This is getting off topic. The NIC drivers or even the NIC hardware are not a specialist platform.  ;)
Can we take this discussion to a new thread please.

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Re: Working Specialist Platforms
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2015, 06:44:43 am »
Riverbed Steelhead 250 PFSense 2.2.5 embedded em2 and em3 work (Primary and Aux Ports).  The EM0 and EM1 (Wan and LAN) ports use a bypass feature that I have not been able to disable so they will not link but the other two work flawlessly.  It has a 1.66Ghz Celeron M Sossamon processor and uses DDR2 ECC Memory.  I was able to repurpose some old ECC DDR2 memory that I have had laying around to upgrade it to 2gb of ram from the default 1gb.  The box came with a 2gb USB flash drive and a 120gb Sata Hard Drive.  I took out the Sata Drive and installed it on the flash drive.  The drive uses a standard PC USB Header that you would find on any standard PC motherboard.  The Processor supports Speedstep and Core temp as well so you get the CPU temp in the dashboard.  Let me know if any of you guys want any further info about this machine.  I would also be interested if anyone has made any progress in getting the EM0 and EM1 ports to work.

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Re: Working Specialist Platforms
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2016, 10:33:16 pm »
TippingPoint 330 also works well. Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 with 2gb ram (4 slots, stock is 2x PC2-6400 CL6 1GB) and stock 1gb cf (you'll need to upgrade size of CF or use the 2 onboard SATAv2 connectors) a (seems to be) 1gb MGMT port, and 8 1gb ports.  Follow my thread below to get the 8 1gb ports working.  The system seems very hackable, internal usb, vga, com, JTAG, and parallel ports.  Not sure what the mPCI card is though.  Above post, can you find out what kind of bios you have on that platform? Someone here if not me Im sure can mod it to work with the bypass ports.

https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=112093.0

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Re: Working Specialist Platforms
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2016, 02:12:33 pm »
Checkpoint U30 - 2Gig Celeron processor, 2Gig RAM, 40Gig 7200RPM SATA 3.5" Hard drive (Can add another, but little space available for 3.5" drive), 8 x Gigabit ports
Has LCD, but with 2.3.1, i cannot test LCDProc. I may try an older release with that plugin available.
Also has CF slot built onto MB, but no media present.

No special instructions, i connected a serial port @ 9600 to view output using a standard cisco rollover, but had to use a USB keyboard to interact (could have been my console settings).
You may need to change the boot priority in the Bios to boot from USB first. (i initially did this so long ago i just can't remember!)
Once past BIOS screen, change serial connection to 115200 and use the memstick i386 image on USB Key and install just like a standard server/pc hardware.

All ports align nicely, EM0 = INT, EM1 = Ext etc.

Hope it helps!

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Re: Working Specialist Platforms
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2016, 05:48:33 pm »
IBM Proventia MX 4004 - 6 x 1G ports - only change in bios serial console speed to 115200 and change position of JP6 and JP7 connetor on the mainboard. This disable bypass on the pair of port. The JP6 and JP7 connectors is on the left of CF Card slot.
JP6: LAN BP (Bypass) Power-On default mode setting
1-2(default): A normal, LED ON 2-3: A bypass, LED OFF J43/J44 bypass
4-5(default): B normal, LED ON 5-6: B bypass, LED OFF J34/J35 bypass
JP7: BP(Bypass) Enable/Disable
1-2: BP A disable 2-3: BP A enable (default)
4-5: BP B disable 5-6: BP B enable (default)
« Last Edit: October 24, 2016, 01:18:38 am by bronson »

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Re: Working Specialist Platforms
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2017, 06:25:59 am »
Fujitsu Futro S900 Thinclient, AMD 1.2 GHz/4GB/4GB mSATA/DVI/DP/2xser/4xUSB/LAN

Bought a few of these off Ebay,  I installed the 4g 64bit nano image on the 4g mSata using Rufus and an mSata adapter that I had.

As the box has only a single NIC, I bought a left handed PCI riser card from China for 2 ish ( the Fujitsu ones are 10 -20! ) and a low profile PCI Intel 82546 PRO/1000 MT Dual Port NIC.
That gives me 3 network ports and the ability to set up a DMZ.
The processor is an AMD G-T44R and doesn't seem to support PowerD, but the box is only pulling around 13w power anyway, so I didn't spend a lot of time on that.

Installation of 2.3.4 was quick and easy and no problems experienced while in service over the last month, at home.


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Re: Working Specialist Platforms
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2017, 06:50:55 pm »
Are there any special platforms for industrial LTE modems?
I have some running OpenWRT through LuCi:

http://comset.com.au/4g-lte-modem-routers-c-65/3g4g4gx-wifi-router-with-sim-card-slot-cm685vw-p-268.html?zenid=3k4o8vt4tq1318v0fdcije31a4

Would be nice to run pfSense on such a device for IoT purposes.

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