Adding PCIe ethernet card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by connoleg, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. connoleg macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2007
    I want to add a single or dual 100/1000 ethernet card to my macpro 2008 Leopard for virtualisation using VM Fusion. The Apple Dual card retails for £147 here in the UK which seems rather expensive. Do you guys know of other cards that are known to work OK with Leopard 10.5.6?

    Many thanks
  2. connoleg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2007
    Does anyone have experience of installing any of these cards?

  3. drlunanerd macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2004
    I wouldn't order from OWC if you're in the UK. Shipping stuff back to them if it's faulty gets expensive as they don't refund your costs.

    Just out of interest - why do you need up to four Ethernet ports? Are you multi-homing your VM(s) plus OS X?
  4. connoleg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2007
    not multi-homing but I am consolidating physical machines into VMs one of which is an Astaro ASG Firewall which I want to dedicate two physical nics: LAN & WAN

    I have some info from the vmware site about how to configure extra physical nics but if someone has some real experience of doing similar I would appreciate some help.


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