Does FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE support the 8237R?

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Sat Jun 3 14:52:58 PDT 2006

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>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Scott Hiemstra
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>Subject: RE: Does FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE support the 8237R?
>> I run FreeBSD 4.11 stable, and I need to replace my ASUS K8V Deluxe
>> motherboard. I am thinking about de K8V-X SE. However,
>> instead of the 8237
>> chipset, it has the 8237R. Is that supported in FreeBSD 4.11 stable as
>> well? Also, instead of the Gigabyte LAN, it has a Realtek
>> 8201CL D version
>> LAN. Will that work, too? I can, for the life of me, no
>> longer find a link
>> on the new FreeBSD site (like
>> #DISK, for
>> instance). If anyone could tell me where the page is at, or knows the
>> answer, I'd really appreciate it.
>I have the same board in a server running 4.11 (FreeBSD
>4.11-STABLE #0) and
>no problems to report.  The nic is detected as "RealTek

Those are crap cards.  Lots of problems under even other operating
systems and those cards and non-autonegotiation hubs and switches.
They seem to negotiate OK if they are plugged into a 10/100 autoswitching
switch, but they are not that efficient.  If your server isn't doing a
lot of
network traffic they will work but I'd avoid using them in a file and
server most definitely.


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