how to best add dual intel nic to Shuttle DS61 v1.1

Posted on 2014-08-10
Last Modified: 2014-11-30

I have a Shuttle DS61 v1.1 (   What is the best way I can add dual intel ethernet connections?

I was looking at this jetway expansion card, but I am not sure whether I can install in this unit?

I am open to swapping out for a new motherboard which has dual intel nics if needed.

The CPU I have installed is Intel Core i3-3225 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 GHz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155.

Question by:Gary
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    by:Aaron Tomosky
    The spec sheet says it has 2xrj45 which is Ethernet already. Can you take a pic or somehow confirm your model doesn't?
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    The Jetaway is two components; the PCI Express MIni card and an expansion bracket.  The card will probably fit into the case, the manual shows a half height card and a full card on Page 4.

    However there does not seem to be a place to hook the expansion bracket to.  You'd be into serious metal work, drilling, cutting and screwing to make that fit.  And you do need the expansion bracket because it holds the NIC ports.
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    I can only back dbrunton - best option is to use 2 realtek onboard NICs to not trade extra metalwork for a bit smaller CPU load (those are top notch realtek cards that do big part of what intel does)
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    by:Aaron Tomosky
    if you really want dual intel nics, an intel board has them onboard, supermicro has those as a kit:
    SuperServer 1018L-MP

    personally I'd be wary of swapping boards in a tiny chassis as the fit is very tight. For sub $300 its probably best to just buy the system

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks folks, sorry to have not replied for a while.  After an updated patch a month of so ago, the issue appears to have been resolved.

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