Broadcom BCM5721 Ethernet Not Recognized on 6.2-RELEASE

alex at alex at
Sun Apr 8 16:38:01 UTC 2007

>> bge0 at pci4:0:0:  class=0x020000 card=0x165914e4 chip=0x165914e4 rev=
>> 0x11 hdr=0x00
>>     vendor   = 'Broadcom Corporation'
>>     device   = 'BCM5750A1 NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express'
>>     class    = network
>>     subclass = ethernet
> Obviously your device is recognized and a driver has been attached. The
> name of the device is "bge0" and "ifconfig bge0" should show information
> about its current configuration.

This is just bizzare. When I wrote my initial e-mail, "ifconfig -a" did 
not show the bge0 device, nor would "ifconfig bge0" pull up an 
interface; now the interface shows up with both of those.

The only thing I can think of is that I made nve0, the other interface, 
a statically configured address instead of one that used DHCP; other 
than that, I've done nothing that should have effected the Broadcom 

In any case, I appreciate the e-mail, as I would not have even thought 
to look again without this prompting. Glad to have the card working!

Alex Kirk

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