You actually have to follow the instructions exactly, I never had it work
either until last week when this same thing was brought up, you have to hit
Detect, then plug in the cable for it to see it. Had me stumpped for several
months but manually assigning is simple as most nics have mac addresses
printed on them.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joey Morin [mailto:jmorin at icomm dot ca]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 6:31 PM
> To: Darren Hammond
> Cc: Robert Staph; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Anyone have luck with a RealTek 8139
> i've actaully never had any luck with the autodetect function
> on the console menu. i've always had to assign manually.
> and i do have m0n0wall boxes with identical cards. i just
> assign them arbitrarily, then connect one at a time to the
> lan to determine which is which... works fine.
> This one time, at band camp, Darren Hammond said:
> > I have a RealTek 8139 on my WAN interface as rl0 with a
> 3C905B on the
> > LAN as xl0.
> > I just manually assigned xl0 to the LAN and rl0 to the WAN.
> I've not
> > had any problems.
> > I deliberately used different NICs so I knew which one was
> which. If
> > you've got multiple NICs of the same type, I hope you wrote
> down which
> > one has which MAC address.
> > Darren
> > Robert Staph wrote:
> > > Just what the subject says. I'm having a horrible time getting a
> > > junk box together for a friend with the only 10/100 cards I have
> > > left (RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX). I can't get it to
> "auto-detect on
> > > link-up" when trying to assign interfaces. I know from digging,
> > > that the realtek cards (4 in system) will probably be
> named rl0-3.
> > > But I don't know it things will work even if I manuall
> assign them
> > > if they don't work with the auto assign feature.
> > >
> > > Any input would be lovely, Rob
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