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Author Topic: List of NIC Hardware for which to turn on or off various hardware acceleration?  (Read 1315 times)

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Offline mattlach

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hey all,

In the pfSense setup there are a few check boxes related to hardware acceleration.

Some are disabled by default due to some NIC's having broken implementations.  Others are enabled by default.

Is there a list somewhere of which NIC's should have these settings enabled, and which are better to leave them disabled on?


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I'd be also definitely interested in that.

At least a way to determine if a specific NIC behaves correctly or not in these aspects. I turned these on an off, but didn't see any difference.

Offline thermo

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Reading the man pages for the specific driver might give some clues, for example the Intel em driver: