Summary: So you know... This is a realtek "R8169SC" chipset I have been a long-time fan of any rtl chipsets since installing and using probably hundreds of the old r8139 NICs from 10 years ago. Their chipsets were on almost every cheap nic I bought and I could install them on any server/desktop and use the same driver (windows/linux) for them with confidence. I was hopeing perhaps a little optimisticly for a repeat experience. This NIC works with freebsd out of the box.