vge driver does not work on a VIA EPIA EN12000EG

Andrew Snow andrew at
Fri Nov 28 23:27:37 PST 2008

Yes it does!

We have deployed many 7.0-STABLE  routers based on the EPIA EN12000E 
motherboard, and found that vge works really well, never had any major 
problems with it - don't touch it! :-)

I suspect the OP should try a newer version of FreeBSD than 7.0-RELEASE 
which was so long ago.

vge0 at pci0:0:14:0:       class=0x020000 card=0x01101106 chip=0x31191106 
rev=0x11 hdr=0x00
     vendor     = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
     device     = 'VT6120/VT6121/VT6122 'Velocity' Gigabit Ethernet 
     class      = network
     subclass   = ethernet

vge0: <VIA Networking Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xf800-0xf8ff mem 
0xfdffe000-0xfdffe0ff irq 10 at device 14.0 on pci0
miibus0: <MII bus> on vge0
ciphy0: <Cicada CS8201 10/100/1000TX PHY> PHY 1 on miibus0

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