re0: PHY read failed

John Kotrla jkotrla at
Thu Nov 17 15:33:09 UTC 2011

this message is appearing hundreds of times. I don't use the device, so 
its more of a neatness thing but it also makes it difficult to use logs 
when this error pops up every single second.

It doesn't begin at boot, usually after a few hours. But if I do plug it 
into my router instead of using WiFi, it connects and works.

re0 at pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x3656103c chip=0x813610ec rev=0x02 
     vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
     device     = 'Realtek 10/100/1000 PCI-E NIC Family all in one NDIS 
Driver v5.728.0604.2009 06/04/2009 (Rtl8023)'
     class      = network
     subclass   = ethernet

any suggestions?

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