Unable to get RealTek 8139C+ to work with re(4) under FreeBSD 6.1

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 06:46:00 UTC 2006

On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 02:05:48PM +0800, Dinesh Nair wrote:
 > On 08/16/06 20:37 Pyun YongHyeon said the following:
 > >If the media is set to 'none' you couldn't send anything from re(4) as
 > >recent changes checks whether the link is present(Receiver should work).
 > ifconfig re0 media 10baset or 100baset always returns error, so there 
 > doesn't seem to be anyway of forcing the media type.
 > >Does old(working) version also show 'none' for media?
 > >Do you use manual media configuration instead of 'auto'?
 > i never got re(4) working, and the patch i'm currently using forces the use 
 > of rl(4) instead of using re(4). using rl(4) still shows media as none, but 
 > it works the way it should with packets going in and out. i've yet to try 
 > dag-erling's suggestion of disabling rx and tx checksums. i'll also try 

I think disabling checksum offload wouldn't help either.
re(4)/rlphy(4) should be taught to detect link status.

 > with the patch you sent it to see if that works.

Pyun YongHyeon

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