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 From:  "Magne Andreassen" <magne dot andreassen at bluezone dot no>
 To:  "'Fred Weston'" <Fred at daytonawan dot com>, "'Robert Boardman'" <robb at boardman dot me dot uk>
 Cc:  "'mono'" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Network interface cards
 Date:  Sun, 18 Jan 2004 22:28:25 +0100
Fred Weston wrote, 
> 
> Robert Boardman wrote:
> 
> > HI, altough this is not  just M0n0wall related
> >
> > does anyone know of a PCI card that is a hub/switch/NIC that works
> > with FreeBSD/M0n0Wall to save me having  a seperate box?
> >
> Adaptec makes a 4 port NIC, which in itself I don't think 
> acts as a hub 
> or switch.  However, if you were to bridge all 4 ports together, you 
> would have a crude hub.  Whether or not you could do this 
> with m0n0 is 
> another question.  I believe m0n0 supports a max of 4 
> interfaces, so you 
> could use the 4 port enet card, but nothing else!
> 

m0n0wall teoretically supports an unlimited number of interfaces.
A mini-switch is probably the cheapest and easiest way to go...


Magne