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Date:      Sat, 10 Jan 2009 20:53:54 +0100
From:      "Paul B. Mahol" <>
To:        "William Gordon Rutherdale" <>
Subject:   Re: Cannot get ethernet off the ground
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On 1/10/09, William Gordon Rutherdale <> wrote:
> Hi.
> I have just installed FreeBSD on a machine and am having trouble getting
> basic ethernet connectivity working.
> I know that the interface works because it functioned fine with the old
> virus software called 'Vista' on that connection.
> The ifconfig utility tells me that the machine recognises something
> called fwe0 with an ethernet address of 02:1e:8c:9a:3b:96.  However
> dmesg tells me this is a 'Fake Ethernet' address.
> I used ifconfig (as root) to set the ip address and netmask for fwe0,
> but am unable to ping another machine on the network.  I have not tried
> installing FreeBSD before but have installed other operating systems in
> the past including various versions of Linux.
> Is it possible that FreeBSD is not recognising the ethernet device
> properly at boot time, and giving it the wrong driver?  Or is there a
> simpler step I missed?
> What steps can I take to get this interface working?
> -Will
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fwe is ethernet emulation driver for firewire.
post output of pciconf -lv.


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