Re0 driver or hardware problem?

Gabor Radnai gabor.radnai at
Wed Nov 3 00:25:51 UTC 2010


I have an Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard with integrated Nvidia MCP51 Gigabit
Ethernet NIC and
TP-Link TG-3468 PCIe network card which is basically using Realtek chip.

I have several problems:

1. There is a boot time menu for tp-link card which says it is a 8111b/8111c
but re driver supports
RTL8139C+, RTL8169, RTL8169S, RTL8110S, RTL8168S, RTL8111S and RTL8101E. Is
it correct using the re driver?
2. The Nvidia network interface is working properly but the other though it
seems recognized by OS I cannot use.
Sporadically it remains down and if it gets up then does not get ip address
via DHCP nor help if I set static ip address.
Can manipulate via ifconfig but unreachable via IP.

I replaced cable, interchanged cable working with Nvidia, restarted
switch/router but no luck so far.

And advise please?

uname -v
FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE #0 r210200M: Wed Jul 21 14:21:18 CEST 2010
root at

nfe0 at pci0:0:20:0:    class=0x068000 card=0x816a1043 chip=0x026910de rev=0xa3
    vendor     = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
    device     = 'MCP51 Network Bus Enumerator'
    class      = bridge
re0 at pci0:1:0:0:    class=0x020000 card=0x816810ec chip=0x816810ec rev=0x01
    vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
    device     = 'Gigabit Ethernet NIC(NDIS 6.0) (RTL8168/8111/8111c)'
    class      = network
    subclass   = ethernet

ifconfig_nfe0="inet netmask"

nfe0: <NVIDIA nForce 430 MCP13 Networking Adapter> port 0xc800-0xc807 mem
0xfe02b000-0xfe02bfff irq 21 at device 20.0 on pci0
miibus1: <MII bus> on nfe0
e1000phy0: <Marvell 88E1116 Gigabit PHY> PHY 19 on miibus1
e1000phy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT,
1000baseT-FDX, auto
nfe0: Ethernet address: 00:1a:92:38:dc:95
nfe0: [FILTER]
re0: <RealTek 8168/8111 B/C/CP/D/DP/E PCIe Gigabit Ethernet> port
0xac00-0xacff mem 0xfdbff000-0xfdbfffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci1
re0: Using 1 MSI messages
re0: Chip rev. 0x38000000
re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
miibus0: <MII bus> on re0
rgephy0: <RTL8169S/8110S/8211B media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
rgephy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT,
1000baseT-FDX, auto
re0: Ethernet address: d8:5d:4c:80:b4:88
re0: [FILTER]

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