Realtek 8111C?

Warren Block wblock at
Fri Sep 19 19:21:57 UTC 2008

On Fri, 19 Sep 2008, Sebastian wrote:

> I'd like to confirm my understanding of current status on this NIC. It seems, 
> based on some searching, the current Realtek driver in FreeBSD doesn't 
> support the 8111C, and that although the vendor-supplied driver _may_ work 
> for older 5.x and 6.0 releases (if one can get it compiled, I couldn't), it 
> doesn't work in 6.3 or 7. So the RTL8111C is effectively not supported. True?

A new MSI P45 Neo3-FR motherboard with an 8111C shows it working with 
7.1-PRERELEASE.  The support for the 8111C is pretty new (July in CVS), 
but so far it seems okay with this instance.

uname -a:

FreeBSD lightning 7.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE #0: Fri Sep 19 
18:48:47 MDT 2008     root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386


re0: <RealTek 8168/8168B/8168C/8168CP/8111B/8111C/8111CP PCIe Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xd800-0xd8ff mem 
0xfdfff000-0xfdffffff,0xfdfe0000-0xfdfeffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci4

pciconf -lv:

re0 at pci0:4:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x514c1462 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
     vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
     device     = 'RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
     class      = network
     subclass   = ethernet


re0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
 	ether 00:1d:92:f4:02:38
 	inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
 	media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
 	status: active

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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