Any one knows "fwe0"
Anyone knows how to make "fwe0" interface work ?
It is just showing, "up" on web interface, even though nothing is plugged to interface.This is built-in interface, I can't make it work,I changed to computer tried another computer, but that built-in interface is not working. NO dhcp, nothing
I checked archive, i could not find anything
Any helps, ideas more than welcome.
I appreciate in advance.
fwe0 is Ethernet over Firewire. Not sure if you were expecting that to be a NIC, it's not an Ethernet card. I'm not sure we have the proper accommodations for that to work.
Well, it was working in Windows XP, that is why I thought that it is an interface, but in BSD, no luck I guess
I suspect that it would work if you had FreeBSD boxes at both ends of your firewire:
This driver emulates Ethernet in a very adhoc way and it does not reserve
a stream channel using an isochronous manager. Note that this driver
uses a protocol which is very different from RFC 2734 (IPv4 over IEEE
I don't think that's what he was expecting though, seems he thought it was an onboard Ethernet NIC, which apparently isn't supported by FreeBSD.
extacy1: you may have better luck with that NIC with our 2.1 snapshots since they have a newer FreeBSD base and hence more driver support. http://snapshots.pfsense.org
I just figured it out.
This is actually multi-functional ethernet adapter.It could have firewire over ethernet, usb bus over ethernet or regular ethernet adapter.
On Pfsense web interface, from the INTERFACES menu> Assign Interfaces >Interface Assigment > change this option from "fwe0" to "em" ( it could be em2 or em3 depending your interface number, this is usually the last interface)
and restart. You are all set.
Thanks everyone for their ideas.