Multi-NIC cards

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Fri Nov 7 06:24:07 PST 2003

On Nov 7, 2003, at 8:45 AM, Norman Widders wrote:
> Greetings,
> are there any decent quad-port network cards for FreeBSD?

Sure.  I've got 3 quad-porters based off the DEC Tulip 21x4x, which are 
recognized like so in `dmesg`:

pcib2: <DEC 21152 PCI-PCI bridge> at device 14.0 on pci0
pci2: <PCI bus> on pcib2
dc0: <Intel 21143 10/100BaseTX> port 0xec00-0xec7f mem 
0xfcfff800-0xfcfffbff irq
  9 at device 4.0 on pci2
dc0: Ethernet address: 00:80:c8:f8:54:75
miibus1: <MII bus> on dc0
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus1
ukphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
dc1: <Intel 21143 10/100BaseTX> port 0xe880-0xe8ff mem 
0xfcfff400-0xfcfff7ff irq
  10 at device 5.0 on pci2
dc1: Ethernet address: 00:80:c8:f8:54:76
miibus2: <MII bus> on dc1
ukphy1: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus2
[ ... ]

> Will ipfw/bridging support work with this configuration if I can
> find a quad-network card ? sorry if this is in the archives but
> if you've done this before, please let me know, TIA!

Sure, both IPFW and bridging works fine with or between these 


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