Another Realtek 8168 not working thread…

  • I'm trying to do a new installation using a Rosewill Dual GigE card.  From the detection, I believe it is based on the Realtek 8168.  I am using the latest and greatest 2.1 release.  The system also has an onboard 10/100 NIC that works perfectly.

    Here's what I'm seeing.

    The NIC is detected and pfSense assigns RE0 and RE1.  Neither of these interfaces work.  I have tried assigning a static address without success.  Setting the interfaces to DHCP does not retrieve an address and ifconfig lists them at

    Here is the output from several commands that I see people asking for on these boards:

    pciconf -lv | grep re0
    re0@pci0:3:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x816810ec chip=0x816810ec rev=0x06 hdr=0x00

    dmesg | grep re0

    re0: <realtek 8111="" 8168="" b="" c="" cp="" d="" dp="" e="" f="" pcie="" gigabit="" ethernet="">port 0xac00-0xacff mem 0xfdeff000-0xfdefffff,0xfdef8000-0xfdefbfff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci3
    re0: Using 1 MSI-X message
    re0: Chip rev. 0x2c800000
    re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
    miibus0: <mii bus="">on re0
    re0: [ITHREAD]

    ifconfig re0
    re0: flags=8843 <up,broadcast,running,simplex,multicast>metric 0 mtu 1500
            options=209b <rxcsum,txcsum,vlan_mtu,vlan_hwtagging,vlan_hwcsum,wol_magic>ether 68:1c:a2:12:0b:79
            inet6 fe80::6a1c:a2ff:fe12:b79%re0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
            inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
            nd6 options=3 <performnud,accept_rtadv>media: Ethernet 1000baseT <full-duplex>status: active

    (this one is what it looks like with a static address set.  It doesn't work with DHCP or static.)

    I've read you might be able to recompile with newer drivers, but I've been completely unsuccessful playing musical package versions trying to get SVN installed.

    I'm at a loss where to start here.  There are lots of posts on these cards that say they should work just fine in 8.3 but I'm still seeing the same problem many other users see.

    I'm open to any and all suggestions short of "buy another NIC" as this is for a home firewall and honestly a $200 Intel NIC just isn't in the cards.</full-duplex></performnud,accept_rtadv></rxcsum,txcsum,vlan_mtu,vlan_hwtagging,vlan_hwcsum,wol_magic></up,broadcast,running,simplex,multicast></mii></realtek>

  • Netgate Administrator

    Unfortunately that product id covers a number of revisions and not all are supported. The 8111e and earlier are supported. You could try this:,65355.msg365028.html#msg365028


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