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After seeing the episode about Smoothwall firewall, I tried to install it on an old p3 box with 256mb RAM. Smoothwall does not recognize my two gigabit NICS which are hawking brand and use the realtek RTL-8169 driver. As a result, the auto probe does not work, and the manual install returns the "unable to load driver module error".

Is there a work around for this problem?

Thanks.

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After seeing the episode about Smoothwall firewall, I tried to install it on an old p3 box with 256mb RAM. Smoothwall does not recognize my two gigabit NICS which are hawking brand and use the realtek RTL-8169 driver. As a result, the auto probe does not work, and the manual install returns the "unable to load driver module error".

Is there a work around for this problem?

Thanks.

Get cheaper NICs. (grin). Generally linux and linux based stuff works better with older hardware and your NICs are probably just too new.

What you can do is find realtek's driver and add it to your install. (I bet you can tell it to find "other" drivers during the install and point it at a usb or floppy).

Good luck!

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Not sure but could you try the ndiswrapper to install the actual windows drivers for your nic's under smoothwall?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper/

Might be easier than going out and buying new nic cards. I would think PFsense would have the same driver issues because of the cards involved, but might be worth a shot to try PFsense anyway. Seems they support your nic: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=r...BSD+6.2-RELEASE

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