Cannot get nic to show up in interfaces



  • I am very new to pfsense but wanted to try and replace my router with an old home PC, i purchased one of the older intel nics from ebay, a 4 port intel ET PCI-E adapter, installed pfsense, and I see the built on realtek nic but none of the other 4 ports as options. It is the newest version of pfsense. Do i need to find a driver for this? I thought it would already have it based on other posts about people saying this is best nic to get for the money (50$). I also do not have Web GUI access because I only have the single nic assigned to WAN from modem right now, and I do not have any way to connect any other machine to this without getting the nic to work to plug in my desktop. please help!

    I have also tested the NIC in my windows 10 machine and it is working



  • Configure the working interface as LAN and forget WAN for the moment, that way you will be able to access the WebConfigurator to see the log files.



  • I am trying to set up my system for LAN and ignore WAN but I might be doing this wrong because I cannot find the option anywhere.

    From main "menu" in console. I choose 1) assign interfaces

    It then shows my one built in nic as the only valid interface, and asks do you want to set up VLANs first? if I select yes it will go through a VLAN setup, if i select no it will go straight to setting up my WAN, and even if i do select yes and set up a VLAN on that only nic, it will still want me to set up a WAN on the same nic after i finish the process. what option am I missing to set up the LAN only to access the web gui?



  • I did a factory reset and I think the problem that I am having is that I am looping in between my assignment of NICs because pfsense will ask me for which NIC to use for WAN, and does not give me a skip option, so I must use my built on NIC, then it asks me for my LAN, which I then put in my built on NIC again, and it loops non stop, until I just ignore the LAN option, because it lets me skip the LAN by hitting enter with it blank, but does not work for the WAN. very frustrating =[



  • I got into the web gui by assigning my pfsense WAN to the only port with no LAN, connecting it to my current crappy router, and in my router settings found the IP for this pfsense box and connecting to it, now what logs are needed or what info to find out why this other 4 port nic is not showing up?



  • I saw other alike issues have people post their dmesg…. not sure if thats what is needed, here is mine

    looking through it, especially near my other built on nic, bge0, and searching for intel, I do not see anything related to my nic at all on here, which makes me think the pci slot might be bad? the card works on my other pc just for connection, but when it is plugged in it has power and if i run an ethernet from one slot to another pc it lights up, so it is receiving power from the motherboard.

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    FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p25 #0 c39b63e(releng/10.1)-dirty: Mon Dec 21 15:20:13 CST 2015
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    avail memory = 6040215552 (5760 MB)
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    ACPI APIC Table: <dell  fx09 =""  ="">
    FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs
    FreeBSD/SMP: 1 package(s) x 2 core(s) x 2 SMT threads
     cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
     cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
     cpu2 (AP): APIC ID:  4
     cpu3 (AP): APIC ID:  5
    ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 6
    ioapic0 <version 2.0=""> irqs 0-23 on motherboard
    iwi_bss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/.
    iwi_bss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (iwi_bss_fw, 0xffffffff806345e0, 0) error 1
    iwi_ibss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/.
    iwi_ibss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (iwi_ibss_fw, 0xffffffff80634690, 0) error 1
    iwi_monitor: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_iwi/.
    iwi_monitor: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (iwi_monitor_fw, 0xffffffff80634740, 0) error 1
    wlan: mac acl policy registered
    random: <software, yarrow=""> initialized
    kbd1 at kbdmux0
    cryptosoft0: <software crypto=""> on motherboard
    padlock0: No ACE support.
    acpi0: <dell fx09 =""> on motherboard
    acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
    acpi0: reservation of fee00000, 1000 (3) failed
    acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed
    acpi0: reservation of 100000, bbf00000 (3) failed
    cpu0: <acpi cpu=""> on acpi0
    cpu1: <acpi cpu=""> on acpi0
    cpu2: <acpi cpu=""> on acpi0
    cpu3: <acpi cpu=""> on acpi0
    attimer0: <at timer=""> port 0x40-0x43 irq 0 on acpi0
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    Event timer "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 100
    atrtc0: <at realtime="" clock=""> port 0x70-0x71 irq 8 on acpi0
    Event timer "RTC" frequency 32768 Hz quality 0
    hpet0: <high precision="" event="" timer=""> iomem 0xfed00000-0xfed003ff on acpi0
    Timecounter "HPET" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 950
    Event timer "HPET" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 550
    Event timer "HPET1" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 440
    Event timer "HPET2" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 440
    Event timer "HPET3" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 440
    Event timer "HPET4" frequency 14318180 Hz quality 440
    Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 900
    acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x808-0x80b on acpi0
    pcib0: <acpi host-pci="" bridge=""> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
    pci0: <acpi pci="" bus=""> on pcib0
    vgapci0: <vga-compatible display=""> port 0xec00-0xec07 mem 0xfb800000-0xfbbfffff,0xd0000000-0xdfffffff irq 16 at device 2.0 on pci0
    agp0: <intel ironlake="" (d)="" svga="" controller=""> on vgapci0
    agp0: aperture size is 256M, detected 32764k stolen memory
    vgapci0: Boot video device
    pci0: <simple comms=""> at device 22.0 (no driver attached)
    ehci0: <intel pch="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="" usb-b=""> mem 0xfbef8000-0xfbef83ff irq 16 at device 26.0 on pci0
    usbus0: EHCI version 1.0
    usbus0 on ehci0
    hdac0: <intel 5="" 3400="" series="" hda="" controller=""> mem 0xfbef4000-0xfbef7fff irq 22 at device 27.0 on pci0
    pcib1: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge=""> irq 17 at device 28.0 on pci0
    pci1: <acpi pci="" bus=""> on pcib1
    pcib2: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge=""> irq 16 at device 28.5 on pci0
    pci2: <acpi pci="" bus=""> on pcib2
    bge0: <broadcom bcm57780="" a1,="" asic="" rev.="" 0x57780001=""> mem 0xfbff0000-0xfbffffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci2
    bge0: CHIP ID 0x57780001; ASIC REV 0x57780; CHIP REV 0x577800; PCI-E
    miibus0: <mii bus=""> on bge0
    brgphy0: <bcm57780 1000base-t="" media="" interface=""> PHY 1 on miibus0
    brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, auto, auto-flow
    bge0: Ethernet address: a4:ba:db:ed:2f:61
    ehci1: <intel pch="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="" usb-a=""> mem 0xfbef2000-0xfbef23ff irq 23 at device 29.0 on pci0
    usbus1: EHCI version 1.0
    usbus1 on ehci1
    pcib3: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge=""> at device 30.0 on pci0
    pci3: <acpi pci="" bus=""> on pcib3
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge=""> at device 31.0 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus=""> on isab0
    atapci0: <intel 5="" 3400="" series="" pch="" sata300="" controller=""> port 0xe880-0xe887,0xe800-0xe803,0xe480-0xe487,0xe400-0xe403,0xe080-0xe08f,0xe000-0xe00f irq 19 at device 31.2 on pci0
    ata2: <ata channel=""> at channel 0 on atapci0
    ata3: <ata channel=""> at channel 1 on atapci0
    atapci1: <intel 5="" 3400="" series="" pch="" sata300="" controller=""> port 0xd880-0xd887,0xd800-0xd803,0xd480-0xd487,0xd400-0xd403,0xd080-0xd08f,0xd000-0xd00f irq 19 at device 31.5 on pci0
    ata4: <ata channel=""> at channel 0 on atapci1
    ata5: <ata channel=""> at channel 1 on atapci1
    acpi_button0: <power button=""> on acpi0
    sc0: <system console=""> at flags 0x100 on isa0
    sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
    vga0: <generic isa="" vga=""> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
    atkbdc0: <keyboard controller="" (i8042)=""> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
    atkbd0: <at keyboard=""> irq 1 on atkbdc0
    kbd0 at atkbd0
    atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    ppc0: cannot reserve I/O port range
    est0: <enhanced speedstep="" frequency="" control=""> on cpu0
    p4tcc0: <cpu frequency="" thermal="" control=""> on cpu0
    est1: <enhanced speedstep="" frequency="" control=""> on cpu1
    p4tcc1: <cpu frequency="" thermal="" control=""> on cpu1
    est2: <enhanced speedstep="" frequency="" control=""> on cpu2
    p4tcc2: <cpu frequency="" thermal="" control=""> on cpu2
    est3: <enhanced speedstep="" frequency="" control=""> on cpu3
    p4tcc3: <cpu frequency="" thermal="" control=""> on cpu3
    Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
    IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
    hdacc0: <realtek alc887="" hda="" codec=""> at cad 0 on hdac0
    hdaa0: <realtek alc887="" audio="" function="" group=""> at nid 1 on hdacc0
    pcm0: <realtek alc887="" (rear="" analog="" 7.1="" 2.0)=""> at nid 20,22,21,23 and 24,26 on hdaa0
    pcm1: <realtek alc887="" (front="" analog)=""> at nid 27 and 25 on hdaa0
    hdacc1: <intel ibex="" peak="" hda="" codec=""> at cad 3 on hdac0
    hdaa1: <intel ibex="" peak="" audio="" function="" group=""> at nid 1 on hdacc1
    pcm2: <intel ibex="" peak="" (hdmi="" dp="" 8ch)=""> at nid 5 on hdaa1
    random: unblocking device.
    usbus0: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
    usbus1: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
    ugen1.1: <intel> at usbus1
    uhub0: <intel 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr=""> on usbus1
    ugen0.1: <intel> at usbus0
    uhub1: <intel 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr=""> on usbus0
    uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    ugen0.2: <vendor 0x8087=""> at usbus0
    uhub2: <vendor 2="" 9="" 0x8087="" product="" 0x0020,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 0.00,="" addr=""> on usbus0
    ugen1.2: <vendor 0x8087=""> at usbus1
    uhub3: <vendor 2="" 9="" 0x8087="" product="" 0x0020,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 0.00,="" addr=""> on usbus1
    uhub2: 6 ports with 6 removable, self powered
    uhub3: 8 ports with 8 removable, self powered
    ugen1.3: <generic> at usbus1
    umass0: <generic 0="" 3="" mass="" storage="" device,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr=""> on usbus1
    ugen1.4: <vendor 0x0b38=""> at usbus1
    ukbd0: <vendor 0="" 4="" 0x0b38="" product="" 0x0010,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.10="" 1.02,="" addr=""> on usbus1
    kbd2 at ukbd0
    uhid0: <vendor 0="" 4="" 0x0b38="" product="" 0x0010,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.10="" 1.02,="" addr=""> on usbus1
    ugen1.5: <dell> at usbus1
    ada0 at ata2 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
    ada0: <samsung hd642jj="" 1aa01117=""> ATA-7 SATA 2.x device
    ada0: Serial Number S1JNJ90Z211965
    ada0: 300.000MB/s transfers (SATA 2.x, UDMA5, PIO 8192bytes)
    ada0: 610480MB (1250263728 512 byte sectors: 16H 63S/T 16383C)
    ada0: Previously was known as ad4
    da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus4 target 0 lun 0
    da0: <generic- sd="" mmc="" 1.00=""> Removable Direct Access SCSI-0 device
    da0: Serial Number 058F63626420
    da0: 40.000MB/s transfers
    da0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
    da0: quirks=0x2 <no_6_byte>da1 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus4 target 0 lun 1
    da1: <generic- compact="" flash="" 1.01=""> Removable Direct Access SCSI-0 device
    da1: Serial Number 058F63626420
    da1: 40.000MB/s transfers
    da1: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
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    da2: <generic- sm="" xd="" picture="" 1.02=""> Removable Direct Access SCSI-0 device
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    da2: 40.000MB/s transfers
    da2: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
    da2: quirks=0x2 <no_6_byte>da3 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus4 target 0 lun 3
    da3: <generic- ms="" ms-pro="" 1.03=""> Removable Direct Access SCSI-0 device
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    da3: 40.000MB/s transfers
    da3: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
    da3: quirks=0x2 <no_6_byte>SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
    SMP: AP CPU #2 Launched!
    SMP: AP CPU #3 Launched!
    Timecounter "TSC-low" frequency 1463021616 Hz quality 1000
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufsid/56917cafc92c3706 [rw]...[/code[
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  • You should put your logs inside # [ code][ /code] (no space " " inside the [])

    From this boot it doesn't seems it recognize your NIC, maybe try another PCIe slot, or try just booting the psense LIVECD on you other computer to see if it recognize the NIC on another motherboard.

    Also seach the forum with you NIC Model to see if someone else use it on pfsense.

    On the Wiki there is a list of supported hardware.


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