re0 problem

Daniel Gerzo danger at
Fri Oct 17 15:30:51 PDT 2008

Hello guys,

  Recently, I have bought a pcmcia gige ethernet card and it seems it
  is re(4) based. However, when I plug the card into the slot, I get
  the following messages on my console:

  re0: <RealTek 8169/8169S/8169SB(L)/8110S/8110SB(L) Gigabit Ethernet>
  port 0x1000-0x10ff mem 0x88000000-0x880000ff irq 21 at device 0.0 on
  re0: Chip rev. 0x18000000
  re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
  re0: PHY write failed
  re0: PHY write failed
  re0: PHY read failed
  re0: MII withot any phy!
  device_attach: re0 attach returned 6

  Do you have any ideas how can I try to work this out? It is the most
  recent installation of PC-BSD, i.e. FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE Thu Sep
  11 09:07:25 EDT 2008 i386.

  pciconf -lv lists:

  re0 at pci0:4:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x816910ec chip=0x816910ec
  rev=0x10 hdr=0x00
  vendor   = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
  device   = 'RTL8110SB Single-Chip Gigabit LOM Ethernet Controller'
  class    = network
  subclass = ethernet

  If you need any more information, please let me know.

  Your help is greatly appreciated!

Best regards,
 Daniel                          mailto:danger at

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