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Date:      Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:38:33 +0200
From:      "O. Hartmann" <>
To:        FreeBSD CURRENT <>, FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   11.0-CURRENT and Lenovo ThinkPad E540: No LAN, no WiFI
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Trying to install and run FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT
(FreeBSD-11.0-CURRENT-amd64-20140903-r270990-memstick.img) on a new Lenovo =
E540 notebook
fails in activating the NIC (Realtek RTL8111/8168B, driver re[0]). The NIC =
shows up as
active and with carrier when issuing "ifconfig re0".

=46rom a desktop machine, I tried to ping the system in question and I get a =
result with
missing packets:

ping: sendto: Host is down
ping: sendto: Host is down
ping: sendto: Host is down
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3D26 ttl=3D64 time=3D0.114 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3D41 ttl=3D64 time=3D0.130 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3D60 ttl=3D64 time=3D0.119 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3D80 ttl=3D64 time=3D0.119 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3D100 ttl=3D64 time=3D0.105 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3D116 ttl=3D64 time=3D0.135 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3D136 ttl=3D64 time=3D0.091 ms

DHCP configuration fails, since no DHCP offer is discovered.

I swapped the switches, the cabling and I had always the same results. I us=
ed another
Laptop, Dell Latitude E6510 with the same configuration (/etc/rc.conf) and =
that system
gets DHCP offer and is online.

Since the notebook is brandnew, the last thing I'll "suspect" is a defectiv=
e NIC, so I'll
ask whether this phenomenon is known - or, if not, the results definititely=
indicate a broken NIC.=20

Another point is the WiFI adaptor. This notebook is supposed to have a WiFi=
 NIC, but it
doesn't get revealed by FreeBSD (I tried iwn/iwi without success).=20

pciconf output below, sorry for the messy shape, it is a copy-and-paste fro=
m that immature
vt() terminal.

Has anyone successfully installed that type of Notebook with FreeBSD CURREN=
T using NIC
and Wifi?

Please CC me.



none1@pci0:3:0:0:       class=3D0xff0000 card=3D0x502817aa chip=3D0x522710e=
c rev=3D0x01 hdr=3D0x00

    vendor     =3D 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.'

    bar   [10] =3D type Memory, range 32, base 0xf1e00000, size 4096, enabl=

    cap 01[40] =3D powerspec 3  supports D0 D1 D2 D3  current D0

    cap 05[50] =3D MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit

    cap 10[70] =3D PCI-Express 2 endpoint max data 128(128) link x1(x1)

                 speed 2.5(2.5) ASPM L0s/L1(L0s/L1)

    ecap 0001[100] =3D AER 2 0 fatal 0 non-fatal 0 corrected

    ecap 0003[140] =3D Serial 1 00000001004ce000

re0@pci0:4:0:0: class=3D0x020000 card=3D0x502817aa chip=3D0x816810ec rev=3D=
0x10 hdr=3D0x00

    subclass   =3D ethernet

    cap 01[40] =3D powerspec 3  supports D0 D1 D2 D3  current
di sabled(L0s/L1)

    cap 11[b0] =3D MSI-X supports 4 messages, enabled

    ecap 0001[100] =3D AER 2 0 fatal 0 non-fatal 4 corrected

    ecap 001e[178] =3D unknown 1

    class      =3D network

    cap 05[d0] =3D MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit

    ecap 0003[140] =3D Serial 1 ac7ba1ffffa06fd6

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