Subject: Re: Netgear FA311/12 (NS DP83815 chipset)
To: Bob Melson <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/21/2002 22:28:44
On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 03:20:10PM -0600, Bob Melson wrote:
> I've just received several new computers equipped with the Netgear
> FA311/312 10/100 Fast ether card, based on the Nat. Semi. DP83815
> chipset.
> At boot the cards are recognized, they appear to configure OK using
> ifconfig sip0 inet aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd but they seem unable to talk to
> anybody but themselves.  I've tried running'em through a 10/100 hub,
> straight into the net, with no joy.  What's frustrating is that I can
> take the same or a similar box, load FreeBsd on it and, voila!,
> communications; same with Linux.
> System level is i386 1.5.2.  I've tried also with 1.5.3 with same
> results.

There are known bugs in 1.5.2's sip but I though 1.5.3 was correct.
Can you try a 1.6_RC1 snapshot ?

Manuel Bouyer <>