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Intel NIC that supports NBASE-T and Windows 10

THX
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Hello,

 

Is there an Intel NIC that exists that supports NBASE-T (100 Mbit/s, 1, 2.5, 5, or 10 Gbit/s), also known as 802.3bz, and has drivers for Windows 10?

 

I am seeing past posts that indicate NBASE-T is supported on an Intel NIC but only for Linux not Windows.

 

Thanks.

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Crisselle_Intel
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Hello THX,


Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities. 


We will be glad to further check your request. Before we proceed, we hope you don't mind sharing the specific reason why you are looking for Intel NIC that supports NBASE-T under Windows 10. Will you be able to share more details on your intended setup/configuration?


Looking forward to your reply. 


We will follow up after 3 business days in case we don't hear from you. 


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support


THX
Beginner
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Hi Crisselle,

 

AT&T is deploying gigabit fiber to our neighborhood. Their modem/router is the BGW320. The BGW320 has a 5 Gbe NIC port . AT&T over-provisions their gigabit fiber deployments at 1.2 Gbps. In addition, AT&T is testing 3.0 Gbps fiber deployments in some areas. The only way to take advantage of these speeds is to connect a network card to that 5 Gbe port, which can negotiate NBASE-T speeds...

Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello THX,


Thank you for the swift reply. 


Please allow us to further check your request. We will get back to you as soon as possible but no later than 2-3 business days.


Hoping for your kind patience. 


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support


Crisselle_Intel
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Hello THX,


Thank you for the patience on this matter. 


We already heard an update from our higher level support and you may refer to below information for our response. 


You may consider using X550-T1 and X550-T2 but please be reminded about this article.

How to Configure Intel® Ethernet Adapters to Work at 2.5Gbps/5Gbps

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000030131/ethernet-products.html


"The Windows* drivers support the NBASE-T technology, but only in Autosense. 2.5GbE or 5GbE cannot be set as default, but if the signal degrades from 10GbE, it will automatically switch as long as the link partner supports those speeds.


On Linux* OS environments, the NBASE-T has been supported since NVM* version 1.55 and Linux ixgbe driver version 4.3.9."


Here are the specifications of the mentioned adapter. 


Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550-T1

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/88208/intel-ethernet-converged-network-adapter-...


Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550-T2

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/88209/intel-ethernet-converged-network-adapter-...


Please feel free to let us know if you have questions or clarifications on this. 


We hope to hear from you soon. 


Should there be no response from you, I’ll make sure to reach out after 3 business days. 


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support 


Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello THX,


Good day!


This is just a follow up to check if you have read our previous message. If yes, please confirm and let us know if you have additional questions or clarifications on this matter. 


Awaiting to your reply. 


We will follow up after 3 business days in case we don't hear from you. 


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support 


Crisselle_Intel
Moderator
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Hello THX,


How are you doing?


Please be informed that we will now close this request since we haven't received any response from our previous follow ups. Just feel free to post a new question if you may have any other inquiry in the future as this thread will no longer be monitored.


May you have an amazing day ahead!


Best regards,

Crisselle C.

Intel® Customer Support


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