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    Default 1 nic / usb nic

    hello I am new to the firewall thing and was wondering whether I could get away with one NIC and then having the dedicated pc with it on behind my router or would I need a second NIC. Also would a USB to Ethernet cable work as I don't have any spare PCI slots
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    Untangle requires two network interfaces. I don't recommend USB NICs.
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    Untangle must be installed in-line, so it requires 2 NICs.
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    Hi

    Sadly my Shutte DS81 has two of the absolutely not working Realtek 8110G NICs (inks yes, but no data going through and no DHCP working).

    So I am reluctant to buy a new barebone for now as the shuttle i brand new ( I just had the CPU for 1150 around, otherwise I would not have taken the risk)

    Aren't there any USB NICs that are known to work?

    The one I prefer would be the D-Link DUB-1312 - should be an AX88179
    Last edited by blublub; 04-11-2016 at 01:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blublub View Post

    Aren't there any USB NICs that are known to work?

    The one I prefer would be the D-Link DUB-1312 - should be an AX88179

    There is a thread in here about installing the Asix USB driver - search should find it...


    I don't know if you are allowed to mention other products here but Sophos UTM 9 supports the AX88179 USB chip out of the box.

    I use it at home successfully with a 150 down / 15 up broadband connection and at USB3, it outperforms Realtek PCIe card (not hard I know :0 )

    There is a long-standing distrust of USB ethernet adapters and whilst it might have been founded with older adapters, recent Asix USB3 adapters are proving rock solid (IMHO)

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    What version?
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    My Realtek do work with Sophos but I really wanted to try Untagle...mhhh crap. I will give non-free Realtek drivers a try on Untangle

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    I repeat, what version?

    Debian didn't have USB 3.0 support at all until Jessie, which Untangle is based on as of v12.

    And USB NICs are still crap, as are realtek, but that doesn't mean they won't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blublub View Post
    Aren't there any USB NICs that are known to work?

    The one I prefer would be the D-Link DUB-1312 - should be an AX88179
    The ASIX adapter has proven to be rock solid. I've had issues since last May when I installed this.

    Here's the write up. A number of other people have used this adapter too.

    https://forums.untangle.com/hardware...it-dongle.html

    In any case though, a board with 2 NICS is always a better bet IMHO.
    Last edited by blaize; 04-11-2016 at 06:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    And USB NICs are still crap,..., but that doesn't mean they won't work.
    Care to elaborate on this with hard facts, or is this just your opinion as a hardware seller?

    And yes, Realtek definitly are crap!
    Last edited by harrymcbean; 04-11-2016 at 07:10 AM.

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