Adding a network card

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Dec 4 08:15:26 PST 2003

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 10:49:19AM -0500, Payne wrote:

> I have a bit of a problem with a network card and to change out with a 
> need one. I have install Intel Pro 10/100 how can I get freebsd to see 
> it. I looked under sysintall and did see again.

Intel EtherExpress Pro cards use the fxp(4) driver.  That's standard
in the GENERIC kernel, or if you're using a customized kernel config,
just edit it to include the miibus and fxp devices.  Having obtained a
kernel with appropriate support, power the machine down, put the card
in and reboot.  Check the dmesg output (/var/run/dmesg.boot) to see if
your card has been detected.  Then adjust the network settings by
editing /etc/rc.conf and either reboot or run ifconfig(8) manually to
configure the new network interface.  sysinstall(8) isn't the tool for
thins job.



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