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Can a third-party 10/100 Ethernet PCI card be installed in a PIX 515?

Can a third-party 10/100 Ethernet PCI card be installed in a PIX 515?

It looks like a garden variety PCI slot, but I'm not sure about compatiblilty with other cards.

Thanks,

Frank

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Re: Can a third-party 10/100 Ethernet PCI card be installed in a

Try an Intel pro 100 B. Worked OK for me...

Re: Can a third-party 10/100 Ethernet PCI card be installed in a

I got into a heated debate here over a year ago when I posted that I had put a 3rd party NIC card in a 515 and it worked fine. I got jumped on by a ton of people saying that it couldn't be working but it was. It finally came out that it worked becasue I used an Intel card and supposedly Intel makes the Cisco card or something to that effect. I don't know how much, if any, of that is true or not. All I know is that it worked for over a year. I wouldn't be surprised if I found out that Netgear made the card and Cisco threw it's name on it and jacked the price about 500%! LOL I have since switched out to an actual Cisco card though. We were a smaller company before but have grown to the size where I needed to do failover on the firewall and I just wanted to eliminate any possible problems and go straight by the (Cisco) book.

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Re: Can a third-party 10/100 Ethernet PCI card be installed in a

Intel do make the Cisco cards, and the gigabit ones work too (in the 525 and 535).

I have always looked upon it as I look upon 3rd party RAM and flash, if it's the right spec. it will work fine. But if you have a problem be prepared to remove any 3rd party components (and still reproduce the problem) before bothering the TAC.

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