FreeBSD crossover cable network

krad kraduk at
Thu Sep 24 13:16:02 UTC 2009

2009/9/24 Oliver Mahmoudi <olivermahmoudi at>

> Hi everybody,
> I am trying to set up a crossover cable network between two computers
> running FreeBSD 7.0.
> The network cards are configured and they work, i.e. I pinged myself and it
> works.
> However, when booting up the systems I always get the error message that
> the
> link status
> of my network cards has changed to down.
> Running `ifconfig` tells me that no carrier has been detected even though
> the cable ends are
> plugged in.
> Any pointers on how to solve this one are welcome.
> Thanks
> Oliver
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force both ends to 100 full, although autoneg should work fine. Are you sure
its not just reporting that as it comes up and not soring itself out after
10-15 s?

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