Subject: Re: Netgear FA311/12 (NS DP83815 chipset)
To: Bob Melson <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/22/2002 17:09:36
On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 09:02:45AM -0600, Bob Melson wrote:
> Loading 1.6 in beta on these machines would be inappropriate at this
> point, as they're to go into a production environment.  The frustration

1.6 is now RC, which mean "release candidate". It's the final round of testing,
and if all goes well this is what will be released as 1.6.
I already have a few servers running 1.6_RC1.

> is that the 1.5.3 system clearly senses the cards, as reported by dmesg,
> or the network configuration portion of the install floppies. 
> Unfortunately, that's where it ends.  Even though the cards appear to
> config correctly, they absolutely do not talk on the network.  Swapping
> the netgear card out for, say, an intel 10/100 card and configing with
> the same information (domain, hostname, ip, gateway, etc) results in
> clean communications on the net, so I'm left thinking that it's the
> driver for the card.

Can you post the outputs of 'ifconfig -a' and 'netstat -rn', as well as dmesg ?

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
     NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference