NICs "Dead" After Install



  • Bit of a strange title, but I'll explain in as much detail as possible. I received a Riverbed Steelhead 100 appliance that had gone end of life and so I decided to install pfSense on it. I downloaded the stable image first, created a VMware VM and used the hard disk from the unit as the hard drive, then installed the embedded version to it. I did this because the unit's motherboard, an Axiomtek SBC8A806, doesn't boot from CD-ROMs or USB sticks and I didn't have another way to get the OS onto the drive otherwise. It's a fairly standard Pentium M processor with an Intel chipset as well and it does console redirection. Anyway, once the stable version booted, the console stopped responding to input over serial. I couldn't find a good way to fix this, so I decided to try installing the beta image. This time the image installed and continued responding after booting. At this point, I assigned the LAN and WAN as well as the two optional interfaces.

    My issue is two-fold. Firstly, the LAN/WAN parts neither light up nor do they react to any kind of input. The system -says- they're up, but they don't do a thing. The two optional ports both light up when I plug in a cable from my computer to them but do not do anything past that. I tried assigning the optional interfaces as the LAN/WAN, but even then they do not receive or serve DHCP. Essentially the system acts like all 4 ports are dead.

    I'm at a complete loss as to where I should go from here so any help would be appreciated.



  • @epyon_avenger:

    I'm at a complete loss as to where I should go from here so any help would be appreciated.

    You don't say whether you configured your pfSense disk image (through the web gui) BEFORE you moved the hard drive.  DHCP won't automatically start unless its been configured.

    For now, lets assume you have two "dead" interfaces and two interfaces that possibly function. From the console select option 1 Assign interfaces. Use the two "possibly good" interfaces as your LAN and WAN. Note the IP
    address of the LAN interface. Connect your computer to the pfSense box, one of the possibly good interfaces. Does the "link up" light come up at both ends of the cable?

    If so, fire up a web browser on you computer direct it to the IP address of your LAN interface. You may have had to guess which of the two interfaces was LAN, so if that doesn't work, plug the cable into the
    other interface on the pfSense box and try to connect again through the web browser.

    Once you are connected to the web browser you can configure DHCP etc.

    In some context, maybe the "Assign interface" option from the console, pfSense has an "automatic recognition" mode where pfSense send prompts you for the LAN interface and you plug in the cable and pfSense detects the change in link state and says "thats the interface you want to be LAN". If you can invoke that from the console it could reduce the trial and error involved in determining which is the LAN interface.

    Have you gone through any of the configuration tutorials in the documentation wiki?



  • another way to install an hd image for a system that wont let you is to install pf on the hd you want it on, on another system, when the installer is done and says it will reboot, tell it no, halt the system, move the hd to the intended system, has worked for me every time.



  • @wallabybob, I did assign the interfaces but I didn't know I had to go to the web-gui to set up DHCP before it would give out address. I'll give that a shot now. As for link-lights, I get them at both ends when I plug into one of the optional interfaces but I get diddly nothing from the LAN/WAN interfaces.

    @XIII, that's exactly what I did, worked great.



  • dhcp enable/disable is asked during setup, you must have said no.



  • @XIII I did the web-gui setup wizard after giving myself a static IP, now it's getting DHCP from the WAN and dishing out DHCP ok. So both optional interfaces work fine.

    From here on out I'll try to be a bit clearer about the interfaces.

    Currently, here's the status.

    fxp0 (assigned as OPT1) = not working. Link lights don't come on when cable is plugged in and system says it's down.
    fxp1 (assigned as OPT2) = not working. Link lights don't come on when cable is plugged in and system says it's down.
    fxp2 (assigned as LAN) = working, DHCP address are being given out properly now.
    fxp3 (assigned as WAN) = working, DHCP address is being picked up from network properly.

    Anyone have ideas on how I can get fxp0 and fxp1 working?



  • glad that the dhcp/static issue is solved.

    plug a switch into it and see if the lights come on on both the switch and nic. if you are plugging it into another nic, you need a crossover cable otherwise it wont connect unless the nics have auto crossover capabilities. you dont say what its connecting to.



  • @epyon_avenger:

    Anyone have ideas on how I can get fxp0 and fxp1 working?

    Suggest you post the startup output - it may report something significant about those interfaces. From web GUI: Diagnostics -> Command, type dmesg in the command box and click the Execute button.

    Possible the previous user of the system passed it on because two interfaces were dead?



  • @XIII I've got it connected directly at the moment, will find a switch to see if fxp0 and fxp1 require it, though fxp2 and fxp3 work fine directly connected.

    @wallabybob Here's the dmesg output.

    Copyright (c) 1992-2009 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
    	The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2 #0: Fri Jan  8 02:14:48 EST 2010
        sullrich@FreeBSD_8.0_pfSense_2.0-snaps.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_wrap.8.i386
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor         1.50GHz (1499.83-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x6d8  Stepping = 8
      Features=0xafe9fbff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,tm,pbe>real memory  = 536870912 (512 MB)
    avail memory = 510476288 (486 MB)
    wlan: mac acl policy registered
    ACPI Error: A valid RSDP was not found 20090521 tbxfroot-309
    ACPI: Table initialisation failed: AE_NOT_FOUND
    ACPI: Try disabling either ACPI or apic support.
    cryptosoft0: <software crypto="">on motherboard
    padlock0: No ACE support.
    pcib0: <host to="" pci="" bridge="">pcibus 0 on motherboard
    pir0: <pci 10="" interrupt="" routing="" table:="" entries="">on motherboard
    pci0: <pci bus="">on pcib0
    pci0: <base peripheral=""> at device 0.1 (no driver attached)
    pci0: <base peripheral=""> at device 0.3 (no driver attached)
    vgapci0: <vga-compatible display="">port 0xe200-0xe207 mem 0xd8000000-0xdfffffff,0xe8180000-0xe81fffff irq 12 at device 2.0 on pci0
    vgapci1: <vga-compatible display="">mem 0xe0000000-0xe7ffffff,0xe8100000-0xe817ffff at device 2.1 on pci0
    uhci0: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-a="">port 0xe000-0xe01f irq 12 at device 29.0 on pci0
    uhci0: [ITHREAD]
    uhci0: LegSup = 0x2f00
    usbus0: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-a="">on uhci0
    uhci1: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-b="">port 0xe100-0xe11f irq 5 at device 29.1 on pci0
    uhci1: [ITHREAD]
    uhci1: LegSup = 0x2f00
    usbus1: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-b="">on uhci1
    ehci0: <intel 82801db="" l="" m="" (ich4)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">mem 0xe8200000-0xe82003ff irq 9 at device 29.7 on pci0
    ehci0: [ITHREAD]
    usbus2: EHCI version 1.0
    usbus2: <intel 82801db="" l="" m="" (ich4)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">on ehci0
    pcib1: <pcibios pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 30.0 on pci0
    pci1: <pci bus="">on pcib1
    fxp0: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd000-0xd03f mem 0xe8083000-0xe8083fff,0xe8000000-0xe801ffff irq 12 at device 4.0 on pci1
    miibus0: <mii bus="">on fxp0
    inphy0: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus0
    inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp0: [ITHREAD]
    fxp1: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd100-0xd13f mem 0xe8081000-0xe8081fff,0xe8020000-0xe803ffff irq 10 at device 5.0 on pci1
    miibus1: <mii bus="">on fxp1
    inphy1: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus1
    inphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp1: [ITHREAD]
    fxp2: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd200-0xd23f mem 0xe8080000-0xe8080fff,0xe8040000-0xe805ffff irq 11 at device 6.0 on pci1
    miibus2: <mii bus="">on fxp2
    inphy2: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus2
    inphy2:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp2: [ITHREAD]
    fxp3: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd300-0xd33f mem 0xe8082000-0xe8082fff,0xe8060000-0xe807ffff irq 5 at device 7.0 on pci1
    miibus3: <mii bus="">on fxp3
    inphy3: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus3
    inphy3:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp3: [ITHREAD]
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 31.0 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0
    atapci0: <intel ich4="" udma100="" controller="">port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xf000-0xf00f at device 31.1 on pci0
    ata0: <ata 0="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata0: [ITHREAD]
    ata1: <ata 1="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata1: [ITHREAD]
    pci0: <serial bus,="" smbus="">at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
    cpu0 on motherboard
    atrtc0: <at realtime="" clock="">at port 0x70-0x71 irq 8 pnpid PNP0b00 on isa0
    unknown: <pnp0c01>can't assign resources (memory)
    uart0: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 pnpid PNP0501 on isa0
    uart0: [FILTER]
    uart0: console (9600,n,8,1)
    uart1: <16550 or compatible> at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 pnpid PNP0501 on isa0
    uart1: [FILTER]
    orm0: <isa option="" roms="">at iomem 0xc0000-0xcc7ff,0xd0000-0xd17ff pnpid ORM0000 on isa0
    ppc0: parallel port not found.
    unknown: <pnp0c01>can't assign resources (memory)
    Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1499834836 Hz quality 800
    Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
    IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
    usbus0: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    usbus1: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    ugen0.1: <intel>at usbus0
    uhub0: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus0
    ugen1.1: <intel>at usbus1
    uhub1: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus1
    usbus2: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
    ad0: DMA limited to UDMA33, controller found non-ATA66 cable
    ugen2.1: <intel>at usbus2
    uhub2: <intel 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus2
    ad0: 57231MB <hts721060g9at00 mc3oa51a="">at ata0-master UDMA33
    uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    GEOM: ad0s1: geometry does not match label (255h,63s != 16h,63s).
    Root mount waiting for: usbus2
    Root mount waiting for: usbus2
    uhub2: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
    pflog0: promiscuous mode enabled
    fxp2: link state changed to UP
    fxp3: link state changed to UP
    fxp2: link state changed to DOWN
    fxp2: link state changed to UP</hts721060g9at00></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></pnp0c01></isa></pnp0c01></at></serial></ata></ata></intel></isa></pci-isa></i82555></mii></intel></i82555></mii></intel></i82555></mii></intel></i82555></mii></intel></pci></pcibios></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></vga-compatible></vga-compatible></pci></pci></host></software></fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,tm,pbe> 
    


  • if tis to a modem its fine, if the others show up as fine when directly connected, one of the nics support auto crossover.

    disable acpi and see what happens, that output says its not supported on the device.:
    ACPI Error: A valid RSDP was not found 20090521 tbxfroot-309
    ACPI: Table initialisation failed: AE_NOT_FOUND
    ACPI: Try disabling either ACPI or apic support.



  • @XIII I've got ACPI disabled in the BIOS and during boot-up I've been choosing the option without ACPI. Is there something else I should be doing?



  • will have to wait for wallabybob as he requested the dmesg, i dont know how to read all of it.
    doesnt look like acpi is being properly disabled



  • @XIII Here's a new dmesg when I enable PnP and ACPI in the BIOS, just in case that helps.

    
    Copyright (c) 1992-2009 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
            The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2 #0: Fri Jan  8 02:14:48 EST 2010
        sullrich@FreeBSD_8.0_pfSense_2.0-snaps.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_wrap.8.i386
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor         1.50GHz (1499.84-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x6d8  Stepping = 8
      Features=0xafe9fbff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,tm,pbe>real memory  = 536870912 (512 MB)
    avail memory = 510414848 (486 MB)
    wlan: mac acl policy registered
    cryptosoft0: <software crypto="">on motherboard
    padlock0: No ACE support.
    acpi0: <intelr awrdacpi="">on motherboard
    acpi0: [ITHREAD]
    acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
    acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed
    acpi0: reservation of 100000, 1fdf0000 (3) failed
    Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
    acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x408-0x40b on acpi0
    acpi_button0: <power button="">on acpi0
    pcib0: <acpi host-pci="" bridge="">port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
    pci0: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib0
    pci0: <base peripheral=""> at device 0.1 (no driver attached)
    pci0: <base peripheral=""> at device 0.3 (no driver attached)
    vgapci0: <vga-compatible display="">port 0xe200-0xe207 mem 0xd8000000-0xdfffffff,0xe8180000-0xe81fffff irq 12 at device 2.0 on pci0
    vgapci1: <vga-compatible display="">mem 0xe0000000-0xe7ffffff,0xe8100000-0xe817ffff at device 2.1 on pci0
    uhci0: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-a="">port 0xe000-0xe01f irq 12 at device 29.0 on pci0
    uhci0: [ITHREAD]
    uhci0: LegSup = 0x2f00
    usbus0: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-a="">on uhci0
    uhci1: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-b="">port 0xe100-0xe11f irq 5 at device 29.1 on pci0
    uhci1: [ITHREAD]
    uhci1: LegSup = 0x2f00
    usbus1: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-b="">on uhci1
    ehci0: <intel 82801db="" l="" m="" (ich4)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">mem 0xe8200000-0xe82003ff irq 7 at device 29.7 on pci0
    ehci0: [ITHREAD]
    usbus2: EHCI version 1.0
    usbus2: <intel 82801db="" l="" m="" (ich4)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">on ehci0
    pcib1: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 30.0 on pci0
    pci1: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib1
    fxp0: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd000-0xd03f mem 0xe8083000-0xe8083fff,0xe8000000-0xe801ffff irq 12 at device 4.0 on pci1
    miibus0: <mii bus="">on fxp0
    inphy0: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus0
    inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp0: [ITHREAD]
    fxp1: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd100-0xd13f mem 0xe8081000-0xe8081fff,0xe8020000-0xe803ffff irq 10 at device 5.0 on pci1
    miibus1: <mii bus="">on fxp1
    inphy1: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus1
    inphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp1: [ITHREAD]
    fxp2: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd200-0xd23f mem 0xe8080000-0xe8080fff,0xe8040000-0xe805ffff irq 11 at device 6.0 on pci1
    miibus2: <mii bus="">on fxp2
    inphy2: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus2
    inphy2:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp2: [ITHREAD]
    fxp3: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd300-0xd33f mem 0xe8082000-0xe8082fff,0xe8060000-0xe807ffff irq 5 at device 7.0 on pci1
    miibus3: <mii bus="">on fxp3
    inphy3: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus3
    inphy3:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp3: [ITHREAD]
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 31.0 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0
    atapci0: <intel ich4="" udma100="" controller="">port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xf000-0xf00f at device 31.1 on pci0
    ata0: <ata 0="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata0: [ITHREAD]
    ata1: <ata 1="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata1: [ITHREAD]
    pci0: <serial bus,="" smbus="">at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
    acpi_tz0: <thermal zone="">on acpi0
    atrtc0: <at realtime="" clock="">port 0x70-0x73 irq 8 on acpi0
    uart0: <16550 or compatible> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on acpi0
    uart0: [FILTER]
    uart0: console (9600,n,8,1)
    uart1: <16550 or compatible> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0
    uart1: [FILTER]
    cpu0: <acpi cpu="">on acpi0
    acpi_throttle0: <acpi cpu="" throttling="">on cpu0
    orm0: <isa option="" roms="">at iomem 0xc0000-0xcc7ff,0xd0000-0xd17ff pnpid ORM0000 on isa0
    ppc0: parallel port not found.
    Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1499836051 Hz quality 800
    Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
    IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
    usbus0: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    usbus1: 12Mbps Full Speed USB v1.0
    ugen0.1: <intel>at usbus0
    uhub0: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus0
    ugen1.1: <intel>at usbus1
    uhub1: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus1
    usbus2: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
    ad0: DMA limited to UDMA33, controller found non-ATA66 cable
    ugen2.1: <intel>at usbus2
    uhub2: <intel 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usbus2
    ad0: 57231MB <hts721060g9at00 mc3oa51a="">at ata0-master UDMA33
    GEOM: ad0s1: geometry does not match label (255h,63s != 16h,63s).
    Root mount waiting for: usbus2 usbus1 usbus0
    uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    Root mount waiting for: usbus2
    uhub2: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
    pflog0: promiscuous mode enabled</hts721060g9at00></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></isa></acpi></acpi></at></thermal></serial></ata></ata></intel></isa></pci-isa></i82555></mii></intel></i82555></mii></intel></i82555></mii></intel></i82555></mii></intel></acpi></acpi></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></vga-compatible></vga-compatible></acpi></acpi></power></intelr></software></fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,tm,pbe> 
    


  • this is in the wrong forum, you are using 2.0 ALPHA
    try a 1.2.3 release version, if that solves it post a thread in 2.0

    2.0 is for testing only its not stable 1.2.3 is.



  • @XIII As I noted above, 1.2.3 ignores the console after boot, but if I need to get the topic moved over to another forum that's fine too. I still need to figure out if this is hardware or software causing the issue.

    EDIT: Attempting to get 1.2.3 installed properly through some BIOS nonsense, will list results in a tic.



  • 1.2.2?
    did you try 1.2.3 with the method i stated?
    since you used 1.2.3 and it looks like all 4 nics are the one i would say they are bad.

    try to make them wan/lan instead of opt if that still doesnt work they may be bad. did the person who gave it to you say everything was working?



  • @XIII Sadly all I can get from the guy who gave it to me is that "it was working when I used it last" which tells me a whole lot of nothing. I got 1.2.3 working through some blind keyboard magic. Here's the new dmesg output (ACPI enabled)

    
    Copyright (c) 1992-2009 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
            The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p5 #0: Sun Dec  6 23:05:10 EST 2009
        sullrich@FreeBSD_7.2_pfSense_1.2.3_snaps.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_wrap.7.i386
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor         1.50GHz (1499.84-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x6d8  Stepping = 8
      Features=0xafe9fbff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,tm,pbe>real memory  = 535756800 (510 MB)
    avail memory = 510386176 (486 MB)
    wlan: mac acl policy registered
    cryptosoft0: <software crypto="">on motherboard
    padlock0: No ACE support.
    acpi0: <intelr awrdacpi="">on motherboard
    acpi0: [ITHREAD]
    acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
    acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed
    acpi0: reservation of 100000, 1fdf0000 (3) failed
    Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
    acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x408-0x40b on acpi0
    acpi_button0: <power button="">on acpi0
    pcib0: <acpi host-pci="" bridge="">port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
    pci0: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib0
    pci0: <base peripheral=""> at device 0.1 (no driver attached)
    pci0: <base peripheral=""> at device 0.3 (no driver attached)
    vgapci0: <vga-compatible display="">port 0xe200-0xe207 mem 0xd8000000-0xdfffffff,0xe8180000-0xe81fffff irq 12 at device 2.0 on pci0
    vgapci1: <vga-compatible display="">mem 0xe0000000-0xe7ffffff,0xe8100000-0xe817ffff at device 2.1 on pci0
    uhci0: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-a="">port 0xe000-0xe01f irq 12 at device 29.0 on pci0
    uhci0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci0: [ITHREAD]
    usb0: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-a="">on uhci0
    usb0: USB revision 1.0
    uhub0: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb0
    uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhci1: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-b="">port 0xe100-0xe11f irq 5 at device 29.1 on pci0
    uhci1: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci1: [ITHREAD]
    usb1: <intel 82801db="" (ich4)="" usb="" controller="" usb-b="">on uhci1
    usb1: USB revision 1.0
    uhub1: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb1
    uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    ehci0: <intel 82801db="" l="" m="" (ich4)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">mem 0xe8200000-0xe82003ff irq 7 at device 29.7 on pci0
    ehci0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    ehci0: [ITHREAD]
    usb2: EHCI version 1.0
    usb2: companion controllers, 2 ports each: usb0 usb1
    usb2: <intel 82801db="" l="" m="" (ich4)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">on ehci0
    usb2: USB revision 2.0
    uhub2: <intel 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb2
    uhub2: 4 ports with 4 removable, self powered
    pcib1: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 30.0 on pci0
    pci1: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib1
    fxp0: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd000-0xd03f mem 0xe8083000-0xe8083fff,0xe8000000-0xe801ffff irq 12 at device 4.0 on pci1
    miibus0: <mii bus="">on fxp0
    inphy0: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus0
    inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp0: Ethernet address: 00:0e:b6:8c:44:a0
    fxp0: [ITHREAD]
    fxp1: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd100-0xd13f mem 0xe8081000-0xe8081fff,0xe8020000-0xe803ffff irq 10 at device 5.0 on pci1
    miibus1: <mii bus="">on fxp1
    inphy1: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus1
    inphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp1: Ethernet address: 00:0e:b6:8c:44:a1
    fxp1: [ITHREAD]
    fxp2: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd200-0xd23f mem 0xe8080000-0xe8080fff,0xe8040000-0xe805ffff irq 11 at device 6.0 on pci1
    miibus2: <mii bus="">on fxp2
    inphy2: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus2
    inphy2:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp2: Ethernet address: 00:0e:b6:2b:c2:e9
    fxp2: [ITHREAD]
    fxp3: <intel 100="" 82551="" pro="" ethernet="">port 0xd300-0xd33f mem 0xe8082000-0xe8082fff,0xe8060000-0xe807ffff irq 5 at device 7.0 on pci1
    miibus3: <mii bus="">on fxp3
    inphy3: <i82555 10="" 100="" media="" interface="">PHY 1 on miibus3
    inphy3:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    fxp3: Ethernet address: 00:0e:b6:2b:c2:e8
    fxp3: [ITHREAD]
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 31.0 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0
    atapci0: <intel ich4="" udma100="" controller="">port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6,0x170-0x177,0x376,0xf000-0xf00f at device 31.1 on pci0
    ata0: <ata 0="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata0: [ITHREAD]
    ata1: <ata 1="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata1: [ITHREAD]
    pci0: <serial bus,="" smbus="">at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
    acpi_tz0: <thermal zone="">on acpi0
    speaker0: <pc speaker="">port 0x61 on acpi0
    sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on acpi0
    sio0: type 16550A, console
    sio0: [FILTER]
    sio1: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on acpi0
    sio1: type 16550A
    sio1: [FILTER]
    cpu0: <acpi cpu="">on acpi0
    acpi_throttle0: <acpi cpu="" throttling="">on cpu0
    orm0: <isa option="" roms="">at iomem 0xc0000-0xcc7ff,0xd0000-0xd17ff pnpid ORM0000 on isa0
    ppc0: parallel port not found.
    Timecounter "TSC" frequency 1499835835 Hz quality 800
    Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
    IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
    ad0: DMA limited to UDMA33, controller found non-ATA66 cable
    ad0: 57231MB <hts721060g9at00 mc3oa51a="">at ata0-master UDMA33
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
    pflog0: promiscuous mode enabled</hts721060g9at00></isa></acpi></acpi></pc></thermal></serial></ata></ata></intel></isa></pci-isa></i82555></mii></intel></i82555></mii></intel></i82555></mii></intel></i82555></mii></intel></acpi></acpi></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></intel></vga-compatible></vga-compatible></acpi></acpi></power></intelr></software></fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,tm,pbe> 
    


  • Assigning fxp0 and fxp1 as LAN/WAN doesn't change them at all, still no link lights. Starting to look more and more like hardware I guess.

    EDIT: On a whim I bridged fxp0 and fxp1 to fxp3 (LAN) to see if that would help, now it lists their status as "no carrier" instead of "down."



  • ok, do you need 4 ports? do they work with the factory riverbed image?



  • I don't need four, though it'd be nice, as for the factory image it wouldn't do much because the license had expired. I didn't think to test all the ports before reformatting because it seemed like a given that they'd work. Obviously I had too much faith in the technology.



  • so no way to get factory image (your using that drive?)



  • it looks like pf sees all 4 nics, and that all 4 are the same type.
    did the guy who gave it to you use just the 2 that you got working?



  • make sure everything is clean, ive had some lint/dust stop a device from working, i blew on it with air all over and looked at it very carefully for about 5 min to see if i missed anything, it fixed the problem

    if all else fails its a 1.5 GHZ system with two 1 Gbps nics (working) but since the nics are Gbps i wouldnt use it for pf (unless you have a fiber connection) i would use it for freenas or the like.



  • Can't do a factory restore as I'm using the drive. It's a tiny little box which is why I was going to use it as a firewall, but I could see possibly using it for FreeNAS or such as well. The guy who gave it to me hadn't used it a long time, though he says he only ever used two ports so it's possible it's always had two dead ones. I suppose if nothing else it's running at the moment and has enough active ports to route if I needed it to.

    Still, if there are any brainstorms on the other two ports I'd certainly appreciate the input. Thanks @XIII for all the suggestions.



  • Assigning fxp0 and fxp1 their own static addresses also gives the status "no carrier". Not 100% sure what that means though.



  • wallabybob may be able to decipher more from the dmesg than i could so he may respond (thought i saw him "making his rounds", also he was the one who thought of that)

    hope it works out

    the no carrier means no connection



  • Got'cha, hopefully he can shed some light on this, if not I've got a mostly working machine and a few new tricks for installing embedded. Thanks XIII.



  • your welcome, I try when I can (or think I can)


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