Realtek, re0 not working in FreeBSD 11.0

doug doug at
Tue Dec 27 21:09:06 UTC 2016

This is a very old Dell Inspiron

pciconf -vl re0
re0 at pci0:4:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x04341028 chip=0x813610ec rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
     vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.'
     device     = 'RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller'
     class      = network
     subclass   = ethernet

works on 10.x not on 11.0. It will not connect either via dhcp or manually. I 
got no errors and sadly did not save 'netstat -nr' output. The infconfig from 
10.0 (I dropped back).

ifconfig re0
re0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500

         ether 00:26:b9:16:d4:7c
         inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
         media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
         status: active

There are some PRs on re0 but not really this basic an error. I was just looking 
to see if my issue is unique to this chipset.

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