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miniPCIe ethernet card

Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:12 pm

There are several MiniPCIe cards with one or even 2 GigabitEthernet ports, from different manufacturers. Intel, Realtek, Broadcom...

Would be possible to use a card like that on a Routerborad like RBM11G or RBM33G?

That wolud be recognized by RouterOS as an Ethernet Interface?
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Re: miniPCIe ethernet card

Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:39 pm

There would have to be drivers for it in ROS for that platform. Without drivers you will see it in system/resources/pci but that will be all.
Unlike x86 ROS that includes drivers for most common hardware (so intel/realtek cards work) builds for other architectures are slimmed down and doesn't contain any extra drivers.
But there's a good chance it might be added in some future version, as kernel modules are usually just a few kB in size... so if there is demand from users and enough people keep nagging support for long enough it might be added...

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