NIC won't DHCP or configure
Kevin G. Eliuk
canonalis at dccnet.com
Mon Mar 21 11:04:42 PST 2005
Andrew Robinson wrote:
>Hello FreeBSD community,
>I'm trying to get my network card working under 5.3 Release. It won't DHCP. Configuring it using ifconfig doesn't permit any connection.
>(I also tried the February Stable, with no change as far as I can tell).
>WinXP identifies the NIC as Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC. Knoppix and WinXP both provide drivers that seem to work. Knoppix autodetects it without any (seeming) problem.
>My FreeBSD kernel is generic, and both the following lines are uncommented:
>device miibus # MII bus support
>device re # RealTek 8139C+/8169/8169S/8110S
>The output from ifconfig is:
>fwe0: flags=108802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> ether 02:90:f5:40:24:d8
> ch 1 dma -1
>plip0: flags=108810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
> inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
> inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
> inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
>and what I think is the relevant part of dmesg is:
>firewire0: <IEEE1394(FireWire) bus> on fwohci0
>fwe0: <Ethernet over FireWire> on firewire0
>if_fwe0: Fake Ethernet address: 02:90:f5:40:24:d8
>fwe0: Ethernet address: 02:90:f5:40:24:d8
>fwe0: if_start running deferred for Giant
>It makes me wonder if FreeBSD is identifying the card as something different than it is. Is that possible? What next steps might be useful for me to take?
It's not recognizing it at all. If (as I assume you do) have X
installed could you supply the output of 'scanpci'. It will provide
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