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help installing NIC driver

NIC, network controllers, compatibility questions, WOL, wake on lan
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bradgsmit
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help installing NIC driver

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I have a NAS4Free server running V 10.2.0.2 (2433) as an X64-embedded installation. I am trying to swap out an old linksys switch for a new tp-link switch. The default re0 nic driver does not seem to work with the tp-link switch and also I don't think it supports the 1000mb speed. I researched and found that I need the re4 driver for RealTek RTL8111 series network controller. Does anyone know how to install the re4 driver into the x64-embedded installation? Thanks in advance!

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Re: help installing NIC driver

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You don't. Get an intel card. It's 15 bucks on ebay.

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Re: help installing NIC driver

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I have purchased an Intel NIC and installed it but it is not being recognized now. Any tips?

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Re: help installing NIC driver

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What intel nic did you bought? please provide more information.
System specs: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4 -embedded on Samsung 860 EVO 256GB and Supermicro X10SL7-F w / Bios v3.2, IPMI v.03.86 / CPU E3-1241 v3 @ 3.50GHz - 32GB Crucial DDR3L 1600mhz ECC 1.35v , LSI 2308 on PH20.00.07.00 IT mode, Storage: 5x Western Digital Red (WD30EFRX) raidz

Development system is same system in virtualbox.

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bradgsmit wrote:I have purchased an Intel NIC and installed it but it is not being recognized now. Any tips?
So, a couple of things could be happening. Either you found the only Intel NIC in history that doesn't work in unix, or you aren't seating the card properly, or your PCIE-E slot is dead, or you don't know that it's detected. So let's see if it's detected.

pciconf -lv
ifconfig | grep media
ifconfig em0
dmesg | grep -i network

If your card isn't above then it isn't detected, and something lower level is going on. You may need to clear your BIOS(rip out the battery/replace battery) or hit factory defaults in case it's holding a stale configuration.

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