No carrier on OPT1 -DMZ- (with 1.0.1)



  • I'm issue "no carrier" and "no media" on my OPT1 nick.

    After trying both normal cable (led off) and Cross-wire cable (led on but no more carrier), this was a Realteck 8139c series does I must try another one ?

    My config :

    On pfSense :
    Nick Config DMZ (Rl0) : Static
    IP address : 192.168.xxx.1/24

    On my server:
    Nick Config : Static
    Ip adress : 192.168.xxx.2
    Subnet : 255.255.255.0
    Geteway : 192.168.xxx.1

    Firewall rules on DMZ was pass All but LAN.

    Thanks.



  • What are you plugging OPT1 into?



  • I have connected a Cross-wire RJ-45 cable (because LED are on with it) from OPT1 to the nic on my linux based server.

    I have tested with a different distribution live CD on the server for the same result.

    There actually 4 card on my pfSense 2 D-link and 2 Realtek I trying to day with only Three nic and testing different position.

    I'm used OpenBSD on the pfSense system before with Realtek 8139c without problem.

    Thanks.



  • So, with pfSense and an un-named Linux(?) distro on the same hardware you don't get a link?

    Could be a faulty NIC - worth plugging it into a switch to be sure though.



  • After my tests.
    The two Realtek work independently but not when they are plugged together.
    Probably a IRQ conflict ?



  • @xenta:

    After my tests.
    The two Realtek work independently but not when they are plugged together.
    Probably a IRQ conflict ?

    Doesn't surprise me, that stuff's cheap for a reason (it's junk). Shared IRQs possibly, could just be some quirk unique to the particular NICs you have. Since they don't work in either Linux or FreeBSD, it's an almost certainty it's a hardware quirk that may not be fixable by any means other than replacing one or both of the NICs.



  • I'm certainly going to change one or two with Intel 10/100/1000 Mb nics.

    Thanks.


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