Problem with DLink QuadPort 10/100

  • Hi.

    I have the following problem with my DLink QuadPort Card (D-Link DFE-570TX (21143, MII, quad port)):

    ste0: <d-link 10="" dl10050="" 100basetx="">port 0x6000-0x607f irq 9 at device 4.0 on pc
    miibus0: <mii bus="">on ste0
    ukphy0: <generic ieee="" 802.3u="" media="" interface="">on miibus0
    ukphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    ste0: Ethernet address: 00:0d:88:68:47:04
    ste1: <d-link 10="" dl10050="" 100basetx="">port 0x6080-0x60ff irq 11 at device 5.0 on p
    miibus1: <mii bus="">on ste1
    ukphy1: <generic ieee="" 802.3u="" media="" interface="">on miibus1
    ukphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    ste1: Ethernet address: 00:0d:88:68:47:05
    ste2: <d-link 10="" dl10050="" 100basetx="">port 0x6400-0x647f irq 11 at device 6.0 on p
    ste2: MII without any phy! <-------
    device_attach: ste2 attach returned 6
    ste3: <d-link 10="" dl10050="" 100basetx="">port 0x6480-0x64ff irq 10 at device 7.0 on p
    miibus2: <mii bus="">on ste3
    ukphy2: <generic ieee="" 802.3u="" media="" interface="">on miibus2
    ukphy2:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
    ste3: Ethernet address: 00:0d:88:68:47:07</generic></mii></d-link></d-link></generic></mii></d-link></generic></mii></d-link> 

    One port out of 4 is not correctly recognized and I can not use it under pfSense.
    –> ste2: MII without any phy!
    I am currently running pfSense 1.2-RC4 on my server.
    Could you say me if there is a patch for this problem ? I really need the 4 ports !

    Thanks a lot in advance for your answer.



  • It's highly likely that the port in question (or possibly the card) is faulty.

    A quick check would be to grab the FreeBSD 6.3 LiveCD and see what it thinks of the card.

  • I use the same card without any problems. All four ports work fine.

  • Just curious - do you have all four ports connected to a hub or switch so they are active???

    I have run into the situation where the interface had to be active before it was detected - especially if all the ports were on the same interrupt (I have not worked with that card so I don't know if it is the same)…


  • I only have three ports connected but all four are detected.

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