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  1. The NICs are mainly supported by the OpenIndiana community members and Illumos Organization.
  2. Use hipster for best results.
  3. See for a correct list of supported hardware (based on device IDs the actual drivers list as supported)
  4. The bge driver now supports Broadcom BCM5719/5720 devices. See Illumos bug# 3446 for more details.
  5. A number of NICs are not currently supported "out of the box" by the illumos kernel or OpenIndiana distribution, but over 30 open-sourced drivers covering many more chipsets and NIC models are available as part of the separate "Free NIC drivers for OpenSolaris" project by Masayuki Murayama and generally do just work on OpenIndiana (binaries are available as part of the source code tarballs, but you're encouraged to recompile them with GLDv3 Makefile's on OpenIndiana, see details on the project's web page). If your newer NIC chipset is not supported by a driver from that project, try contacting the author - you might help him make and test an updated version of a driver (wink)
  6. Marvell Yukon NICs may be supported by an SKGE driver, by myk from the "Free NIC drivers for OpenSolaris" project and by Marvell's own drivers for Solaris (see comments below).



OI release




Asix AX88772Ayes2018.04 axfMichal Nowak
Asix AX88772Bno2018.04  Michal Nowak

Atheros AR8132 Fast Ethernet

Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet

Atheros AR8151 v1.0 Gigabit Ethernet

Atheros AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet

Atheros AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet

Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet


ASUS Eepc laptop,

ASUS P8H67-V motherboard,

ASUS K73S notebook

atgeGary Mills
AR8161 Gigabitno2018.04Toshiba Satellite L855 Michal Nowak
Broadcom NetLink & NetXtreme I 57xx Gigabit adapters
YESoi_151a7BCM5700/5701/5703/5704/5705/5705M/5714/5721/5751/5751M/5782/5788bgeKen Mays
Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit EthernetYESoi_151a1Tested BCM5709.bnxJason Matthews
Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit EthernetYESoi_151a7BCM5706, 5708, 5709, 5716bnxKen Mays

Broadcom NetXtreme II 10GbE controllers 

YESoi_151a7BCM57710, 57711, 57711E, 57712, 57800, 57810bnxeKen Mays
Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet ControllerYESoi_151a3PCI-ID: 8086:1000ee1000gAncoron Luciferis
Intel 82575, 82576, 82580, I210, I211, I340, I350, I354YEShipster igbKen Mays
Intel 82563/6/7, 82571/2/3/4/8/9, 82583, I217-LM, I217-VM, I218-LM, I218-VM ethernet controllersYEShipsterIntel S1200 & Supermicro X10SAE motherboards. Added new PCI IDs.e1000gKen Mays
Intel 82597EX 10GbE Ethernet ControllerYEShipster ixgbKen Mays

Intel 82574L




scanpci: pci bus 0x0003 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x8086 device 0x10d3
Intel Corporation 82574L Gigabit Network Connection


Gary Mills

Intel 82575EBYESoi_151a1pci bus 0x0001 cardnum 0x00 function 0x01: vendor 0x8086 device 0x10a7igbJason Matthews
Intel 82576YESoi_151a1

pci bus 0x0002 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x8086 device 0x10c9

igbJason Matthews
Intel 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+YESoi_151a8tested on 151a8, could work on older releases. Performance moderately sucks on a dell r720. RX is good, TX is poor.
On an r820 TX performance is less than that of 1g ethernet most of the time.
ixgbeJason Matthews
Intel I350 Gigabit NetworkYES


  Christof Haemmerle
Intel X520, Intel X540, Intel 82598, 82599 series (10Gb)YESoi_151a7 ixgbeKen Mays
Realtek RTL8101/RTL8110/RTL8168/RTL8169YESoi_151a7

Supercedes rge driver for most Realtek 81xx/816x PCI-E ethernet adapters as of gani-2.6.10. See: RTL8111B/RTL8168B/RTL8111/RTL8168/RTL8111C/RTL8111CP/RTL8111D(L)/RTL8168C/RTL8111DP/RTL8111E/RTL8168E/RTL8111F/RTL8411

ganiKen Mays

Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller



Onboard controller for MSI G31TM-P21 motherboard


Philip Robar

Realtek RTL8139/8139C/8139C+ PCI Express Fast Ethernet controllerYESoi_151aPCI-ID: 10ec:8139rtlsAncoron Luciferis
Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)YESoi_151a

PCI-ID: 10ec:8168

rgeAncoron Luciferis
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet ControllerYEShipster

PCI-ID: 10ec:8168

rgePredrag Zečević
Realtek RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)YESoi_151aPCI-ID: 10ec:8169rgeAncoron Luciferis
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