Raltek RTL8111C



  • Hi,
    I'm trying to install pfsense on my ASROCK 1333 GLan but i have a big problem. Pfsense can't find the onboard network card. The chipset of the card is RTL8111c. Is there a way to use it or I have to change the mainboard with another that use a different chip?

    Thanks in advance



  • I had the same problem just recently: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,12484.0.html
    I had to use an additional network card for the installation. Some condition prevents the install script from displaying the internal network adapter. When the same part of the script is executed from a running pfsense system, it finds the  adapter.



  • @schlumpf:

    I had the same problem just recently: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,12484.0.html
    I had to use an additional network card for the installation. Some condition prevents the install script from displaying the internal network adapter. When the same part of the script is executed from a running pfsense system, it finds the  adapter.

    I've just completed the installation but I see only two interfaces (two pci network adapters that I added) and, again, I can't see the network card integrated on the mainboard!! Even if nn the web interface I see only re0 and re1 (two pci realtek). How can I do to discover the other network interface?
    Thanks again



  • Maybe your problem is different. You can check if your internal adapter is found by checking the boot output in System Logs. Or go to Diagnostics->Command->"Execute Shell command" and enter "netstat -i". I am using the current 1.2.1 version of pfsense. PCI network cards appear as rl0 and rl1 for me and the internal adapter is re0.



  • If you haven't already done so you should try pfSense 1.2.1 which has support for newer hardware than pfSense 1.2.

    If you have already tried pfSense 1.2.1 then please post the dmesg output (from the web GUI menu select Diagnostics -> Command, then type dmesg into the Command box and click on the Execute button. This output should give some clues why the onboard interface is not recognised.



  • I installed the 1.2.1 version and the network card works correctly! thanks to all


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