no internet connection

Marian Hettwer Mh at
Thu Apr 15 07:08:07 PDT 2004

Eric Anderson wrote:
> Marian Hettwer wrote:
>>> 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:
hm, to me it sounds like he is using a Netgear DSL Router, which means, 
this box is already connected to the internet, and gives the information 
to its clients via dhcp. So I thought his Network Card in his FreeBSD is 
connected to the router and receives the information via dhcp ...

If the "Netgear DSL Router" is actually a DSL Modem, which is directly 
connected to the FreeBSD Machine, then you are right - he needs PPPoE :)


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