Subject: Re: problems with built-in 3c905b on Dell Precision 410
To: Steve Bellovin <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/10/2001 22:16:09
On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 04:05:57PM -0400, Steve Bellovin wrote:
> I'm trying to install NetBSD-current on a Dell Precision 410.  This 
> machine had been running BSD/OS, so I know that the network hardware 
> works.  When I boot the machine (using the 1.5X install floppies), the 
> appropriate green lights are on for the Ethernet cable.  ifconfig shows 
> that all is normal; it even says that the interface is autoselected
> to 100M bps, full duplex, status active.
> However, if I try to set an address, the light goes off and ifconfig 
> tells me that no carrier is detected.

And what happens if you try to force the media at this point ?
ifconfig ex0 media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex

Manuel Bouyer <>