Maybe the MAC card has auto MDI-X? You usually need a crossover cable to connected two computers directly without a hub/switch.
-----Original Message----- From: owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-questi...@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of David Collins Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 1:37 PM To: email@example.com Subject: ethernet card not working Hi, I have just gotten an old ethernet card, not entirely sure how old it is but it has pulse H1012 on one of the chips and appears as ethernet device fxp0 in freebsd 7.0. When I plug an ethernet cable between this card and another computer (freebsd 7.2) ifconfig says that the status has no carrier. When I unplug either end and plug it into my ibook (OS X) the status changes to active and I can ping the other computer. From this I can see that both both freebsd computers have working ethernet cards and the cable works also, just not freebsd-freebsd. Does anyone have any ideas why this might be the case and how to fix it? Thanks David _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" <font size="1"> <div style='border:none;border-bottom:double windowtext 2.25pt;padding:0in 0in 1.0pt 0in'> </div> "This email is intended to be reviewed by only the intended recipient and may contain information that is privileged and/or confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, use, dissemination, disclosure or copying of this email and its attachments, if any, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender by return email and delete this email from your system." </font> _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"