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hormel13
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Registered: ‎06-11-2015
Location: houston, TX
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ethernet port in z61t docking stations

I have a z61t that I am trying to convert into a pfsense firewall.  In order to do so I need to have 2 NICs.  I am thinking about buying one of the docking stations that was designed for this laptop, but I want to know how the dock's ethernet port works.  Is it a seperate NIC from the one built into the laptop?  If so, is it the same NIC that is built in (the broadcom netxtreme)?  Or does it just splice into the ethernet port built in (one NIC with two ports)?  In order for the dock dock to work for my application, it would have to be the former.  Thanks in advanced for the help!

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