ale0 gets no carrier
marius at nuenneri.ch
Thu Oct 22 19:15:52 UTC 2009
On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 21:05, Mike Tancsa <mike at sentex.net> wrote:
> At 02:22 PM 10/22/2009, Marius Nünnerich wrote:
>> Hi Pyun, all,
>> today I installed FreeBSD 8-STABLE r198366 on a new Box. It has a Atheros
>> ale0 at pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x831c1043 chip=0x10261969
>> rev=0xb0 hdr=0x00
>> vendor = 'Attansic (Now owned by Atheros)'
>> device = 'PCI-E ETHERNET CONTROLLER (AR8121/AR8113 )'
>> class = network
>> subclass = ethernet
>> ale0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
>> ether 00:24:8c:a4:0a:b3
>> media: Ethernet autoselect (none)
>> status: no carrier
>> The nic gets no carrier at all. I tried against two known-working nics
>> with a cross-over cable and against a dsl-modem.
>> Any idea what to try? Will happily test patches.
> Did you try and give it an IP address so that its "UP" ? Some nics dont seem
> to have carrier until you put it in UP state with an IP. Try something
> simple like
> ifconfig ale0 192.168.255.254/30
Wow! Good idea, that did work!
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