getting an old NIC to work

David Fleck david.fleck at
Fri Nov 4 14:24:07 GMT 2005

I recently acquired an old HP Kayak and decided to put FreeBSD on it. 
The installation appears to be fine, with one little problem - the network 
card doesn't work. (I don't actually know what kind of card it is, as I 
haven't opened the case on the machine yet.)

The card itself is ok - I can use it just fine with a Knoppix disk.  The 
machine is on a LAN, plugged into an old 10Mb hub.

It appears to be recognized by the FreeBSD kernel (I tried a 4.9 install 
and a 5.3 install, because I have the disks at hand - both installs gave 
identical results):

the relevant dmesg output is:
pcn0: <AMD PCNet/PCI 10/100BaseTX> port 0xbcc0-0xbcdf mem 0xfedfcc00-0xfedfcc1f irq 11 at device 19.0 on pci0
pcn0: Ethernet address: 00:66:b0:4a:bc:1c
miibus0: <MII bus> on pcn0
lxtphy0: <LXT970 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
lxtphy0:100baseFX, 100baseFX-FDX, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto

 	inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
 	inet6 fe80::260:b0ff:fea4:bc1c%pcn0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
 	ether 00:66:b0:4a:bc:1c
 	media: Ethernet autoselect (10baseT/UTP)
 	status: active

the machine can ping itself at  It can't ping the 
defaultrouter ( set in rc.conf, or anything else on the local 

I'm at the end of my limited networking experience.  Any assistance in 
getting the machine talking to the rest of the network is appreciated.

(As an aside - how do I get a display of the current routing table?)

David Fleck
david.fleck at

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