No Interfaces Found!
I recently bought a low power celeron board with dual onboard nics for my new pfsense box. I grabbed the 2gig nanobsd i386 file and put it on my SSD following the instructions using PhysGUI. The system boots up fine, but it does not detect ANY interfaces. So I can not assign any interface to a VLAN or WAN. I took the same SSD and put it on another uITX board I have. It gives me the same error.
I have successfully gotten this system to work on an old HP box. That box draws 130 watts. The new system should only draw 35 watts. So I want the low power. This new system does not see the NICs. I hope I didn't just give Tigerdirect $140 for a sleek paper weight.
Can someone please help?!? My google skillz have turned up nothing that can help.
Thank you in advance for any and all help
I found my old install cd with version 2.0.1
I tried booting up with just the CD and no SSD. It does the same thing. It does not see any NICS. Neither uITX board.
Are you sure that the NICs are supported under FreeBSD 8.1….
Perhaps you want to try with pfSense 2.1... which is based on FreeBSD 8.3
The new board says it's REALTEK. I will try 2.1 and see if that helps.
So I did try the 2.1 RC0 and it worked. It saw both em0 and em1. Great suggestion!
Now I will when for the actual release. I don't have time atm for testing.
Yeah - I had the same issue with a board a friend of mine impulsively bought for a build with realtek Network. This was before 2.1, and the box is on the other side of the planet and can't be distributed, so I was stuck having him drop in a intel PCIe dual port NIC and the onboard realtek ports go unused. I'm not willing to risk breaking state side VPN access for a bunch of guys out in Afghanistan so I'll upgrade to 2.1 later.
2.1 Has some ease-of-use improvements. First is with a Wizard after you assign your NICs on the console. Wish there was a wizard for rules and port forwarding for morons like myself.