So I’m using an mITX board with two gigabit NIC’s:
- Intel 82583V
- Intel 82579LM
Both are connected through a TP-LINK TL-SG1005D switch, which is where my PC is also connected to.
I’m trying to combine their speeds so that I can reach a 2 Gbps throughput, but I can’t seem to be getting this process to work. IT also doesn’t help that I can’t fidn a lot of answers when it comes to what the differences are between Round-Robin, Load-Balancer, and LACP link aggregation methods.
When I use just one of the NIC’s, I get the full 1 Gbps bandwidth. If I create a Round-Robin or Load-Balancer link-aggregation, I get roughly 0.5 Gbps, and if I try to use LACP the connection does not work whatsoever.
I read up that LACP needs specific hardware support from the NIC’s and the switches, but supposedly most NIC’s & switches have this support since early 2000’s, and I can’t seem to be able to find documentation that says if the hardware supports it.
What can I try doing to get the NIC’s to team together through FreeNAS?