only 1 card is "active", why

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Mon Feb 28 18:41:14 GMT 2005

On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 09:34:02PM +0800, gr wrote:
> I use freebsd-5.3release as a gateway. I have 2 realtek 8139 card, one
> for Internet and the other for LAN. But when I execute "ifconfig", only
> 1 card(rl0) is shown "active", and the other(rl1) is shown "no carrier".
> And when I exchange the wire, rl0 changes to "no carrier", and rl1
> changes to "active". It seems that only 1 card can be in use. What
> can I do? Thanks.

Faulty wire? Faulty hub-port?
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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