misc/79148: DHClient / Ethernet Card not communicating with a LinkSys Router

Kenneth Godwin KGodwin at obscurum.net
Tue Mar 22 18:30:03 PST 2005

>Number:         79148
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       DHClient / Ethernet Card not communicating with a LinkSys Router
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Mar 23 02:30:02 GMT 2005
>Originator:     Kenneth Godwin
>Release:        Stable 5.3
FreeBSD local.domain.com 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov 5 04:19:18 UTC 2004 root at harlow.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
ifconfig output:

inet6 <ommited>
inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast
ether <ommited>
media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex> )
status: active

/etc/rc.conf related lines:

::1 localhost localhost
l127.0.0.1 localhost localhost

FreeBSD Defaults, a blank file

ping to the router/dhcp = 100% PacketLoss (
ping to the host (aka localhost) = 0% PacketLoss so it is 'working'

from an up/down on ifconfig

dc0: failed to force tx and rx to idle state

dhclient dc0

Can't bind to dhcp address: address is already in use

CNET PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter - Wired Ethernet

      Seems to either be A) me or B) a driver issue for FreeBSD's default driver package for the full 2cd version.
      No Idea, I've tried linuxquestions.org and freebsdforums.org and EFNet's #FreeBSDHelp

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