Wont detect NIC's on setup. what can do to fix this?



  • my boss handed me this
    i need to get pfsense running on this. however it does not detect network drivers, wired or wireless.
    i know network plumbing. not how to add drivers to the install image.  can anyone help?

    google has not been helpful on this one, or maby i am terrible at googleing stuff….



  • You have realtek 8111G network cards.

    Take a look at this thread https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=65355.0 and especially this page https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=65355.30 last post on page (one by Panoptic)

    @Panoptic:

    I was able to compile a working AMD64 module for the 8111G. I just downloaded the latest source code from realtek and compiled on freebsd 8.3. Tested with great results on the Shuttle DS47 both ports functional.

    Attached is the compiled module. It is a zip file with a .txt extension. Just rename to .zip and extract the module in /boot/modules

    Add the following code to /boot/loader.conf.local (create the file if it does not exist!) I had to use a USB ethernet controller to get past the initial boot process and copy the module.```
    if_re_load="YES"

    You have the download file on that file and try to use that file.



  • Thank you

    i should be able to figure this one out.


  • Netgate Administrator

    The wifi card appears to be a Realtek RTL8192C. It may be supported by the urtwn(4) driver if it's attached via USB (over the PCIe connector). If so you'll need to enable/upload the firmware.
    Does it appear in the output of?:

    # usbconfig
    

    Steve



  • You might have better luck with 2.2RC rather than 2.1.5, as newer hardware support is better with FreeBSD 10.1 than 8.3.  2.2 should be released 'soon', and depending on your schedule, maybe before you have to deploy the box.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes, sorry, for some reason I thought you were running 2.2. That wifi driver only appeared in FreeBSD 10 so isn't in pfSense 2.1.X.

    Steve



  • You should definitely try 2.2 before mucking around trying to make 2.1.5 work, I suspect it'll "just work" on 2.2. The most recent at snapshots.pfsense.org is close to what release will be.



  • http://snapshots.pfsense.org/
    This is 2.2 which they talk about.. Would suggest 2.2 64bit if the system has multi cpu cores or more then 4 gigs of memory



  • @Dragon-Kin:

    my boss handed me this
    i need to get pfsense running on this. however it does not detect network drivers, wired or wireless.
    i know network plumbing. not how to add drivers to the install image.  can anyone help?

    google has not been helpful on this one, or maby i am terrible at googleing stuff….

    hand it back  ;D

    update and try as per the above posts.

    try the 2.2 beta, if that fails -> try external usb nics

    worst case, or another router os such as untangle.


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