DNS Servers Keep Timing Out

Hi, I am new to ipfire, I have been running pfsense for years but just got 2.5gb fiber intrenet which lead me to buying a realtek 2.5 dual port network card and I found out that pfsense hates realtek cards so here I am ! I setup an ipfire with a dual port 2.5gb card realtek one port is wan the other is lan the issue I am having is with the DNS servers does not matter which one I choose google or another one I keep getting time out errors C:\Windows\System32>tracert

Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms GamingGeekFamily.localdomain []
2 * * * Request timed out.
3 * * * Request timed out.
4 * 108 ms 2 ms
5 2 ms 3 ms 2 ms
6 * * * Request timed out.
7 * * * Request timed out.
8 1481 ms 12 ms 12 ms
9 12 ms 13 ms 12 ms
10 * * * Request timed out.
11 * 930 ms 11 ms

I don’t know if the card I have can not handle being the wan and lan port or is the card just a POS
thanks for the help like I said tottally newbie to IPfire

Hi Cliff,
welcome to the IPFire community!

May I ask you about the specs of the system IPFire is running on? Especially what motherboard/CPU do you use?

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92P 3238 Intel i5-4570T 3.20GHz 8GB RAM

Okay, thanks. This system uses the Intel Q77 chipset.
I asked, since there are a few chipsets out there that do not run smoothly under Linux, resulting in IRQ problems and thus packet loss. The Q77 obviously is not on that list, though.

Nethertheless, could you please check the output of “ifconfig” using an SSH-client? (You may need to enable SSH before: wiki.ipfire.org - SSH Access)

Please check the values of the lines containing “RX errors, dropped, overruns” and “TX errors, dropped, overruns”

These should be ideally zero, or at least very small values compared to the ones at “RX packets” and “TX packets”.

Please report back your results here.