OS: RouterOS 5.0rc10 -> using as pppoe server
Mobo: EVGA P55 Classified 200
Processor: i7 870 (quad core)
Ram: Kingston value ram 1333mhz - 2gb
Hdd: 320GB Samsung
Ethernet: Micronet sp2612e (4 of them)
Psu: thermalteke 450w
The motherboard has two on-board gbit using the Marvell 88E8057 chip-set.
there is a total of 6 Ethernet.
1 is used for Core and the other 5 is for for distribution.
the problem that i face is even though the OS finds all 6 nic and shows them, but 1 of the Ethernet doesn't work.
5 of the ports are connected to a 3750g switch and 1 port is connected to a 2900 switch (both cisco).
when i connect all the cables, all ports are shown as up at both the switch-end and at the server-end but there is no traffic in just 1 port. i have changed cables and ports but the situation is the same.
i reverted back to my old pppoe server and everything works.
is it a driver issue? or is it an OS issue? i tried with the stable version 4.16 but it is unable to detect my Marvel Ethernet. is there a limitation to how many Ethernet i can use? the motherboard itself has 7 pci-e ports.
we run about 2000 clients, traffic is heavy on almost all ports.
what could be the reason behind 1 port not getting any traffic at all? if i take the cable from that Ethernet and connect it to another, it works fine. any help would be greatly appreciated.