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No driver for Realtek 8125 2.5Gb

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No driver for Realtek 8125 2.5Gb

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In search for a faster network, I stumbled over 2.5Gb Ethernet adapters based on the Realtek RTL8125. A 2.5Gb network card can be bought for less than 20 USD, and they don't seem to produce a lot of heat either, unlike 10Gb cards.

FreeBSD does unfortunately not contain drivers for the RTL8125. However, OpenBSD has drivers for this chip: https://man.openbsd.org/rge

Is it possible to get this driver to work in XigmaNAS?

Edit: my NAS is currently running v12.1.0.4.7542
My Nas
MB: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 RAM: 24GB unbuffered ECC (3x Kingston KVR16E11/8)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Storage: 6x 4TB HGST H3IK40003272SE (raidZ2, one single pool)
PSU: Cooler Master V450S (450W) UPS: CyberPower CP1300EPFCLCD (USB via usbhid-ups)
OS: NAS4Free 10.2.0.2 - Prester x64-embedded
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Re: No driver for Realtek 8125 2.5Gb

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I came here to post EXACTLY the same kind of topic, only to find out m_seitz already posted it.

I really, really hope XigmaNAS would soon have the RTL8125 support.

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Re: No driver for Realtek 8125 2.5Gb

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kmot wrote:
26 May 2020 13:46
I really, really hope XigmaNAS would soon have the RTL8125 support.
I guess it's up to FreeBSD to support the 8125. However, I have no idea whom to ask ... or rather, where to ask.

Since OpenBSD has a driver, I assume it shouldn't be difficult to port it to FreeBSD. But I am saying that only because both operating systems have "BSD" in their names :lol:
My Nas
MB: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 RAM: 24GB unbuffered ECC (3x Kingston KVR16E11/8)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Storage: 6x 4TB HGST H3IK40003272SE (raidZ2, one single pool)
PSU: Cooler Master V450S (450W) UPS: CyberPower CP1300EPFCLCD (USB via usbhid-ups)
OS: NAS4Free 10.2.0.2 - Prester x64-embedded
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Re: No driver for Realtek 8125 2.5Gb

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The guy who added the 8125 support to OpenBSD, Kevin Lo, has also done ports to FreeBSD, so there's hope. Perhaps we could ask him?

His homepage: http://kevlo.org/

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Re: No driver for Realtek 8125 2.5Gb

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I sent him an e-mail just now, and I will keep you updated on his response :-)
My Nas
MB: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 RAM: 24GB unbuffered ECC (3x Kingston KVR16E11/8)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Storage: 6x 4TB HGST H3IK40003272SE (raidZ2, one single pool)
PSU: Cooler Master V450S (450W) UPS: CyberPower CP1300EPFCLCD (USB via usbhid-ups)
OS: NAS4Free 10.2.0.2 - Prester x64-embedded
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Re: No driver for Realtek 8125 2.5Gb

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Quick update: Kevin offered to help, but he doesn't have time to port the driver himself.

I am in the process to gather the source and hopefully find out what the differences between FreeBSD and OpenBSD are... Expect results within the next few months/years :-D
My Nas
MB: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 RAM: 24GB unbuffered ECC (3x Kingston KVR16E11/8)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Storage: 6x 4TB HGST H3IK40003272SE (raidZ2, one single pool)
PSU: Cooler Master V450S (450W) UPS: CyberPower CP1300EPFCLCD (USB via usbhid-ups)
OS: NAS4Free 10.2.0.2 - Prester x64-embedded
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=8482

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Re: No driver for Realtek 8125 2.5Gb

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Great work!

In case you need any help to speed things up a bit ;) don't hesitate to ask. I'm sure there are a lot of people here with knowledge relating to porting drivers.

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