Currently the FA310-cards are installed.

The mobo is the last versio of Abit BE6-II, (with a PIII 850MHz).

It starts with the message:
"dc0: failed to force tx and rx to idle state", then the "dc0: watchdog timeout" 
messages starts showing up.

PnP is disabled in BIOS.

>From dmesg I have:
dc0: <82c169 PNIC 10/100BaseTX> port 0xc400 - 0xc4ff mem 0xd3402000 - 0xd34020ff irq 
11 at device 9.0 on pci0
dc0: Ethernet address: 00:a0:cc:d5:b2:e3
dc1: <82c169 PNIC 10/100BaseTX> port 0xc800 - 0xc8ff mem 0xd3403000 - 0xd34030ff irq 5 
at device 11.0 on pci0
dc1: Ethernet address: 00:a0:cc:d5:dd:c8

Thanks for a quick reply.

----- Original Message -----
From: Stacey Roberts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: 05 Jan 2003 18:13:11 +0000
To: Magnus Johansson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: Network cards for a firewall server?

> Hello,
> On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 18:01, Magnus Johansson wrote:
> > Hello everyone
> > 
> > I am trying to build a firewall server with FreeBSD 4.7, but I'm having some 
>problems with the network cards.
> > 
> > When I install it with two Netgear FA-310TX network cards, I get the "dc0: 
>watchdog timeout" messages.
> > 
> > If I try two Intel PRO/100 cards, I get the "fxp0: DMA timeout" and "fxp0: SCB 
>timeout" messages.
> > 
> > Searching the mailing lists the problems for both these types of cards seems to be 
>reasonably well known. I tried moving the cards around the
> > PCI-slots, but without any success.
> What motherboard are you using? Can you post each card's dmesg entries
> here?
> Initially, you might want to ensure that the P 'n P OS options in the
> BIOS settings are disabled.
> > 
> > Anyone who can recommend network cards with less problems for a firewall server 
>(or knows the solution to these problems).
> > 
> Check back with that info and and when you can.
> Regards,
> Stacey
> > Thanks
> > Magnus
> > 
> > (I am not on the mailing list)
> -- 
> Stacey Roberts
> B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science
> Web: www.vickiandstacey.com

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