If you scroll up you should find the part numbers - I am 100% certain that I have seen them. Otherwise a tip was to go to dell's wensite - start an order for a dell wyse 5070 and add the optional nic, then on the details list you can see the part number.Part number and how to order the optional second RJ-45 interface for a system acquired without one?
You can try OpenWRT with NAT and PPPoE only to test the linux performance on the GX-420.The t740's performance should provide ample headroom, but it is in whole 'nother category wrt to power consumption and price.
I was originally considering something like that Topton box, but it was also more than I wanted to spend. I'd pretty much decided to forgo doing anything about it for a while, until you pointed out that $141 5070 extended.
I can get to about 750Mbps down on the GX-420. The J4125/J5005 have about 1.75x the single threaded performance, so it should be enough to get me to wire speed.
Or I could just install OpenWRT.
I saw someone selling the 2nd ethernet port adapters for $19 + $5 shipping on ebay:I also realize that the price of a used slim + second ethernet port is probably about the same as a refub extended directly from Dell.
Is it possible that the PCIe slot cannot output enough power to the OEM X520-DA2 card?I'm having trouble getting my 5070 Extended to work with an Intel X520-DA2 (technically a Dell 942V6). With the NIC installed, the machine does not boot. The same NIC in a different machine works without issue. A different NIC (i350) in the Wyse boots without issue...
With the X520 installed, the amber LED is blinking in a 2,5 pattern, which according to the manual means "Invalid memory is installed". Weird error but to be sure I've changed the memory, but without any effect. I'm on the latest BIOS, and with the original Dell adapter. Any ideas?