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Date:      Sun, 11 Jan 2009 08:42:19 +0100 (CET)
From:      Wojciech Puchar <wojtek@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
To:        William Gordon Rutherdale <will.rutherdale@utoronto.ca>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Cannot get ethernet off the ground
Message-ID:  <20090111084136.K25093@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
In-Reply-To: <4968EDAF.40108@utoronto.ca>
References:  <4968EDAF.40108@utoronto.ca>

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> 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.

fwe is firewire emulated ethernet - you may connect 2 computers using 
firewire cable.

it's wrong interface, if there are no others - your ethernet card is not 
detected



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