RealTek 8139 not identified in FreeBSD

Andrew Robinson A.Robinson at
Thu Aug 3 12:38:09 UTC 2006

Hi Marlon,

This thread may (or may not) prove useful to you:

Good luck!


> From: marlon at
> Subject: RealTek 8139 not identified in FreeBSD
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> Hello.
> I have an Acer Aspire 1600 laptop with a RealTek 8139 integrated network card.
> The card is not identified at all in neither FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE nor in
> FreeBSD 5-STABLE, not even in DragonFlyBSD (which is a fork of FreeBSD 5 IIRC).
> "pciconf -lv" does not report back any information on the card at all.
> Linux and Windows however can identify the card as "RealTek 8139 chip type
> 'RTL-8100B/8139D' at 0x1800-0x18ff, Memory: EC005000-EC0050FF, IRQ 19".
> Since FreeBSD is a lot better for my computing needs, is there a way I can
> get the above card to work correctly (or even work at all) in FreeBSD?
> Thanks in advance.

Andrew Robinson  
Department of Mathematics and Statistics            Tel: +61-3-8344-9763
University of Melbourne, VIC 3010 Australia         Fax: +61-3-8344-4599
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