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Supported Copper NICs

Copper network interface cards (copper NICs) are PCI cards for connections that use copper cables. On a Secure Web Gateway appliance, you can run a quad port copper NIC with a bandwidth of 1GbE.

If you want to run a copper NIC on a Secure Web Gateway appliance, purchase it from an appropriate vendor and install it.

NOTE: Skyhigh Security only supports the copper NICs described here. Installing supported copper NICs does not void the hardware warranty.

The following card can be installed.

Vendor Type Subtype Medium Ports Height
Intel i350-T4v2 i350T4V2BLK Copper 4 Low with full profile bracket mounted

The card can be installed on the following Secure Web Gateway appliance models.

Mode Height units Slots

NOTE: On this appliance model, you must remove the pre-installed dual port card before installing the copper card, as only one additional NIC is supported here.

1 1 x PCI full height
WBG-5000-C 1 1 x PCI full height
WBG-5500-C 1 2 x PCI full height


1GbE copper NIC

The supported card type for a 1GbE copper NIC on a Web Gateway appliance is Intel i350-T4v2.

The ports on the copper card and, consequently, their interface names are numbered in reverse order, compared to their locations on the rear of an appliance.

When a copper card is installed on the WBG-4500-C appliance model, the pre-installed onboard dual port card must first be removed. The model is left with only two onboard network interfaces then, so the numbering and order of the additional interface names is, from left to right, as follows.

eth5 – eth4 – eth3 – eth2

On the other models, the order is as follows.

eth7 – eth6 – eth5 – eth4

The following diagram shows the position of the interfaces provided by a copper card and their names on the rear of the WBG-4500-C appliance model. 


On the rear of the WBG-5000-C appliance model, the positions of these interfaces are as follows.


For diagrams with the interface positions on the other models, see 1GbE fiber NIC.

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