Rather odd. I ONLY use 3c90x NICS on all my machines (FBSD 5.x included) and they work great.
What output do you get from running /usr/sbin/ifconfig at the command prompt? You didn't specify whether you were running the GENERIC kernel but I assume this is so. When you installed (assuming you did so through CD-based sysinstall), did you by chance skip the chance to set up network interfaces? If so you can either run sysinstall again (don't need to reinstall the whole system, just choose to set up networking from main menu) or you can do it manually by adding one of these to your /etc/rc.conf: if using dhcp: ifconfig_xl0="dhcp" if using manual addressing: ifconfig_xl0="inet <your ip address> netmask <your netmask>" defaultrouter="<ip address of gateway>" Hope this helps, VS On Wed, 3 Sep 2003 20:48:09 +0900 "Steiger, N. Wilson, (GS-12E)(TRNG) ATG WESTPAC" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > To all: > > I have just installed FreeBSD 5.0 on a Pent. 200 MMX w/192 MB RAM and 3 8 GB > HDs (SCSI-using AHA-2940U). My NIC is a 3c905b-tx. The MB is set to > non-plug-and-play. While booting the NIC shows link on my hub, but no > activity (duh), but as soon as the kernel sends configuration parameters to > the NIC it goes offline...no link lights or anything. I know the NIC works > fine as I was using it with Win98SE just minutes before loading FreeBSD 5.0. > I use the NICs config prog to check all the settings and they all appear to > be fine. This is only my fourth install of FreeBSD so I am quite the > novice, but I have never ran in to an issue with the NIC doing this > before... > > Please help!! > > V/R, > Wilson Steiger > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"