Help required for configuring FreeBSD with DHCP
ricardo.meb.jesus at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 06:53:50 PDT 2009
manish jain wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a dual boot system (FreeBSD 7.1 + Windows 2000).
> I am trying out FreeBSD for the first time with an ISP who runs a DHCP
> server. Until the times of static addresses, everything was so simple in
> FreeBSD. Now I am forced to ask for help because the ISP is willing to
> help only for Windows. And indeed my Windows 2000 is sailing the
> internet smoothly enough, so I can't really blame him.
> I am using a Realtek 8139D NIC on an x86 system. When I ask sysinstall
> to configure rl0, it asks me whether I want to use DHCP. When I say yes,
> it still gives me the same form to fill out as it does for static IP
> addresses. I don't have any idea how to fill out this form when DHCP is
> being used.
> Please note that on Windows, the following are enabled :
> 1) Obtain an IP address automatically
> 2) Obtain DNS server address automatically
> Everything else (IP address/Default dateway/etc) is greyed out. Can
> anyone please tell me how to get my FreeBSD system up on DHCP. The only
> other piece of information I can provide is the hostname I have been
> using so far : unxfbsdi.freebsd.localdomain
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Manish Jain
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I think Realtek 8139D fall into re(4) driver, but do take a look at
dmesg | less to confirm this.
To display the current configuration for the network interfaces on your
You need to edit rc.conf and add the following to have the network card
configured at boot time:
To configure the card from the command line simply run:
# ifconfig re0 dhcp
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