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TVS-882T: Thunderbolt networking is broken on Windows 10 Pro 1903

https://forum.qnap.com/viewtopic.php?t=150261

 

Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet not working after windows 1809

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/63626/thunderbolt-3-ethernet-not-working-after-windows-1.html

 

Thunderbolt Networking is Broken in Later Versions of Windows 10

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/thunderbolt-networking-is-broken-in-later-versions/3eb526ad-703b-4f04-84e3-a0a24529d921

 

I wouldn't even bother with any of that, maybe you could consider stuff like RDMA (SMB Direct) over Infiniband but you're gonna need Mellanox hardware on both ends

 

http://jplay.eu/forum/index.php?/topic/3634-wireless-access-point-vs-router/#entry52902

 


 

It's definitely running SMB/CIFS over Thunderbolt 3 so that's gotta be TCP/IP then

 

https://www.qnap.com/solution/thunderbolt3-nas/en-us/

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Of course your motherboard must have built-in Thunderbolt 3 to boot, or at the very least it's coming with the necessary header

 

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In the end it's still limited to PCIe x4 so that might / might not be ideal IMHO, depending on what kinda performance we're expecting in the first place.

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I saw the following links in this thread:

Thunderbolt 3 Ethernet not working after windows 1809

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/63626/thunderbolt-3-ethernet-not-working-after-windows-1.html

 

Thunderbolt Networking is Broken in Later Versions of Windows 10

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/thunderbolt-networking-is-broken-in-later-versions/3eb526ad-703b-4f04-84e3-a0a24529d921

 

I provided some reply in these threads to report I also found, at that time, evidence for thunderbolt networking 'broken'

 

In the interim, as the Win10 releases have matured, and in particular in the Insider releases, W10 does provide support for thunderbolt networking.  This can mean a lot of different things.  What I'm testing in particular is the ability to use existing Win10 capability to bridge two ethernet adapters (one or two of which can be Thunderbolt Networking adapters).

 

This is becoming increasing more stable as the W10 releases mature.

 

If interested, see the circa 2014 Intel White paper, which stepwise shows how to create a 'thunderbolt LAN' using bridging and routing techniques.  Perhaps this is helpful to someone here.

 

LF

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