Driver fails to auto negotiate proper connection speed Mb sets as 1Gb instead. I doubt that they would contribute to a NIC timeout, but I’ve seen crazy things in the past. Used Windows drivers downloaded from vendor’s site. Looks like I’ll have to wait for another chance to troubleshoot. Retrieved from ” https:

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I replaced cables and switch ports, to no avail. On a side note, while catching up on some other posts on the forum, I read one that was written is very poor taste. Loading More Posts 17 Posts.

I never had any such issue with my original install. Hi Steve Yep – that’s correct.

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Discovered something interesting today when it happened again. To be fair the em driver is very different to the fxp driver. Product information, software announcements, and special offers. I’ll continue to post. Please retest all NICs that have not been tested since at least r r r Advances in technology have allowed those separate IC chips to be combined into one chip.

An Ethernet controller is an integrated circuit chip that controls Ethernet communications. I only found Windows 9x and Windows Drivers. IP address when they loose connectivity. Tony Breedlove is a freelance writer for numerous online publications.


Worked fine with the D-Link driver provided on the CD. I ran tcpdump from the pfsense console on both fxp0 and fxp3 interfaces.

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We are using Intel NIC’s with the em driver.

Its all the same hardware, as well – nothing added or subtracted. As host of the pfSense open source firewall project, Netgate believes in enhancing network connectivity that maintains both security and privacy. Installs with Windows driver but doesn’t connect fails to assign valid IP.

If we install pfblocker and enable any blocking lists it seems to trigger this issue much sooner. Try to test a Windows XP driver and if that fails try a Windows driver but be sure to mention the failure of the XP driver in your comments.

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Just a few hours after my last post, I started getting device timeouts again. Does anyone know if I’m able to restore my backup file after I re-install the older version, even though the backup is from a slightly newer version? Windows XP [1] Note that it may require another search. Most modern computers have built-in Ethernet controllers, which are on the motherboard. That’s definitely a good sign! The Internet cable, which plugs into your computer, transfers data to the Ethernet controller, which decodes the data and puts it into a form your computer can use.


See see bug 1 below. And it is fixed with that tuning in place unless we enable pfBlocker with a bunch of lists – then it does it again. Tested with Windows drivers, failed to work, needs more testing when I can get a serial port out of the computer.

Etherneg figure out how that’s related. Reply Quote 0 1 Reply Last reply.