Realtek RTL8111C and re(4) driver

cpghost cpghost at
Mon Aug 25 00:10:55 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:58:19AM +0200, Popof Popof wrote:
> 2008/8/24 cpghost <cpghost at>
>> Hello,
>> I'm about to get an MSI K9A2GM-FIH mobo with an on-board Realtek
>> RTL8111C GigE adapter (I've picked that because the on-board Radeon HD
>> 3200 RS780 chip seems supported by the radeon(4x) xorg driver).
>> Unfortunately, I (wrongly) assumed that the RTL8111C would be
>> supported by the rl(4) or re(4) driver, and noticed a bit too late
>> kern/123123.
>> So the question: has anyone with an RTL8111C actually tried the
>> patches from this PR on RELENG_7? All I need for now is 100Mbit/s
>> Ethernet with no frills (no offloading etc...), and I'd rather not
>> sacrifice one PCI slot for an extra NIC if at all possible.
>> Thanks,
>> -cpghost.
>>  --
>>  Cordula's Web.
> Hi,
> If you can use a 6.3 version, realtek has release some drivers.
> Unfortunately, those drivers aren't working with the version 7 (I test it
> with FreeNAS under FreeBSD version 6.3 and 7).
> With version 7 the driver recognize the NIC but its unusable (can't assign
> an IP address).
> Here is a link to the latest driver:

Ah, thank you. That's good to know!

Unfortunately, I do need some features that are only available
on RELENG_7 in this special case, so I guess I'll have to try out
the patch on the PR and help debug the remaining issues somehow...

Of course, there's always the option to use an additional supported
adapter until re(4) has been updated. ;)

Thanks again,

Cordula's Web.

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