Subject: Network card problem ( Repotec RP-1624WK = RTL 8139D)
To: NetBSD netbsd-users <email@example.com>
From: Adrian Maier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/08/2005 10:51:30
I have installed NetBSD 3.0 (rc5) on a computer that i wish to
configure as a router
(so that the other machines in the local net have Internet access, too).
The computer has two ethernet cards :
- fxp0 , connected to the modem (cableTv), configured with DHCP. Works fi=
- rtk0 , connected to the local network. I have problems with this one.
I have connected the rtk0 to another machine (linux) directly using
cable, but the connection is not working :
- the ethernet adapters' leds are not blinking when I ping
- ping doesn't work
I'm not sure where the problem is:
1. Is it possible for this card to be unsupported even if it appears
as "rtk0" ?
The card is a Repotec RP-1624WK with a realtek RTL 8139D chipset.
2. Maybe I am not configuring something properly.
Do I need to issue other commands except from the following line ?
ifconfig rtk0 inet 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
I have seen in the rtk(4) man page that "Configuration of PHYs are
necessary. See mii(4)" . What does this mean ?
In rc.conf I have :
ifconfig_rtk0=3D"inet 192.168.0.1 netmask 0xffffff00"
Does this seem ok to you ?
3. I have verified that the ethernet adapter is ok, on another
computer with both
WinXP and Linux ( that detected it as RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 16) ).
4. I'll need to make sure that the cable is ok.
Thank you for any tip,