Realtek 8139/8201L Ethernet PHY driver

Roland Smith rsmith at
Mon Aug 16 18:28:30 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 08:22:50AM -0500, Jack L. Stone wrote:
> Am using an ASUS MB which contains the subject driver, more specifically
> "rlphy."
> Haven't found any support for this driver in FBSD-7.3. Has anyone else
> solved this issue?

Read the rl(4) manual page. For this chip you need to have the following in
your kernel config:

    device miibus
    device rl

_or_ you need to load _one_ kernel module by putting


in your /boot/loader.conf. The miibus(4) device contains common code for
various PHY devices.

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