Subject: Re: Help enabling PCI ethernet card, tlp0
To: Philip Brodd <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/12/2002 23:00:29
On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 06:55:01PM -0800, Philip Brodd wrote:
> > Can you run tcpdump on the dhcp server to check if the client really
> > sends requests ?
> The dhcp server is an Apple AirPort base station, so unfortunately I can't run
> anything on it.  Can I run tcpdump from a third machine to monitor
> communication between them?

Yes, probably, if all machines are connected though a hub and not a switch

> > Also, what does 'ifconfig tlp0' report ?
> Here is the output of ifconfig -a.  This is after I have changed the interface
> from "mc0" to "tlp0" in dhclient.conf and rebooted.
>         address: 00:00:94:cc:6c:7f
>         media: Ethernet autoselect (none)
>         status: no carrier

This is the problem, it didn't detect link.
Are you sure your cable is good ? Does the LEDs on the adapter and/or
other end of the cable light ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference