3Com 3c905-TX not found in pfSense
m trying to install pfSense on some old Pentium-3 comp, with 3 NICs, two of them a realtek and they work fine, bit third is a 3Com 3c905-TX (which should be supported, at least 'hardware' page says so) and its not listed as a network interface, and during kernel boot - it shows something like "ethernet, no driver attached".
The motherboard is some old Acorp, with a Pentium 3 in slot.
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You sure that the slot it's plugged into is good, maybe it's set for a bad irq in the bios or something? I use 3c905's all the time and never had an issue. (I think I've used a,b, and c revision hardware) Try moving it to a different slot.
After BIOS POST, and before FreeBSD boot logo (F1: Default), is the network adapter listed ?
I mean, did the motherboard recognized it sucessfully ? Is the network card manufacturer ID, Vendor ID, IRQ listed correctly ?
Regards from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Well, it listed 3 entries "Network Interface".
And the card is working - i pulled it out from a freebsd server.
You said it shows "something like "ethernet, no driver attached"", can you paste the exact message it shows during boot? You can get it from dmesg on status.php.
At my lab, I have 2 NIC's working nicely.
I added a new one (the 3rd) and it was not found by pfsense, but was listed after BIOS test, with IRQ assigned and all stuff.
I guess it's and Realtek (dunno the model / version).
Looking at dmesg, I can see:
pci0: <network, ethernet=""> at device 10.0 (no driver attached)</network,>
Am I supposed to give up (throw away)this NIC and use another one more trustable ?