getting an old NIC to work

David Fleck david.fleck at
Sat Nov 5 00:51:45 GMT 2005

On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Steve Bertrand wrote:

>> 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
>> ifconfig:
>>  	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 network.
> Everything looks fine up to this point, so the problem you describe (not
> being able to ping anything aside from itself). So, first reply back
> with the defaultrouter line in rc.conf so we can ensure it's accurate.


> Second (relevant to the question below, paste us the output from:
> # netstat -rn
Destination	Gateway		Flags	Refs	Use	Netif	Expire
default	UGSc	0	0	pcn0	UH	1	6	lo0
192.168.1	link#1		UC	2	0	pcn0	link#1		UHLW	1	3	pcn0	00:66:b0:4a:bc:1c UHLW	3	8	lo0

(typed by hand, but doublechecked for errors.)

> One more this a clean install? Have you built yourself a new
> kernel adding any extra options? (ie IPFW)..and are you absolutely sure
> that the upstream gateway is indeed (ie: can you ping it
> from a different workstation?

Nope, generic kernel, not rebuilt at all.  Yes, does work from 
other machines on the local network.  For example, here's the netstat from 
the machine I'm writing on this minute:

working_machine>$ netstat -rn
Routing tables

Destination        Gateway            Flags    Refs      Use  Netif Expire
default          UGSc        2        0    ed0          UH          1    22924    lo0
192.168.1          link#1             UC          4        0    ed0        00:09:5b:50:37:76  UHLW        3     9263    ed0   1199        00:40:05:55:aa:68  UHLW        5      102    lo0        00:0c:41:0c:95:d0  UHLW        0    12790    ed0   1134        00:c0:26:c0:ec:89  UHLW        1    21435    ed0    847

this one's working fine.

David Fleck
david.fleck at

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