Solarflare SFP+ 10Gbe cards

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asmo

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Bought a Solarflare SFN6122F off ebay for my opnsense box and it works fine with a DAC to my switch but I am not able to get a 10gbe copper module to my modem working TP-Link TL-SM5310-T (no link or activity lights) has anyone had any luck with any 10gbe modules on the solarflare cards?
 

ziggygt

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SF do not like some DACs. Arista, Melanox, Cisco, worked but Molex did not.
 
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nereith

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Bought a Solarflare SFN6122F off ebay for my opnsense box and it works fine with a DAC to my switch but I am not able to get a 10gbe copper module to my modem working TP-Link TL-SM5310-T (no link or activity lights) has anyone had any luck with any 10gbe modules on the solarflare cards?
I've tried AQS107 and S+RJ10 with Solarflare SFN8522, both weren't detected.

However, Fibermall 80m 10GbaseT module worked. This module reported itself as a fiber module.

So it's either a power draw issue, or the card only works with modules that identify their type as non-RJ45...
 

ziggygt

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I missed the RJ45 part even though the 10Gbe copper was stated. My mistake. I only have fiber and DACs. I have no experience with RJ45 10Gb but I understand they do draw a lot of power.