no internet connection

Eric Anderson anderson at
Thu Apr 15 05:58:24 PDT 2004

Marian Hettwer wrote:

> Hi Malte,
> Malte Dreschert wrote:
>> Hello,
>> after experimenting a bit with Linux I wanted to try something 
>> different and
>> installed FreeBSD.
> good idea :)
>> The installation went fine except for the network. I have a normal 
>> network
>> card and a netgear dsl router, which is connected to the internet. I 
>> could
>> configure the network using dhcp but I have no connection to the 
>> internet.
>> Can someone point me in the right direction where to search for the
>> solution?
> hm... I believe some more information are needed.
> Please provide us with the following output:
> ifconfig -a
> uname -a
> dmesg
> I have no clue which Network Card you are using, and therefor which 
> network card is configured for dhcp. I would guess that FreeBSD 
> doesn´t know your NIC. So let´s fix this ;)

Actually, I think it's most likely because he needs PPPoE. 

This might help:


Eric Anderson     Sr. Systems Administrator    Centaur Technology
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