How to reset interface PHY

  • How to reset the interface PHY? One of my interfaces recently started going down, the cable modem on the other side is fine, it is the PHY on the pfsense box (shitty rl8139) that goes down. Reboot fixes it for a couple of hours.

    Ifconfig down, ifconfig up does not seem to reset it. If it was linux I would have used mii-tool/ethtool but these are not available here.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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