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IBM R40e's Broadcom NeXtreme Fast Ethernet - NIC
- Subject: IBM R40e's Broadcom NeXtreme Fast Ethernet - NIC
- From: r_ikeda at oisca.org (Rommel Ikeda)
- Date: Sun Jan 4 19:32:14 2004
I have an IBM Thinkpad R40e and I have a dual boot with Windows XP and
FreeBSD 4.9 - Release...
My Windows XP's Device Manager says that my NIC is Broadcom NeXtreme
Fast Ethernet. I have used a Corega USB LAN Card with FreeBSD and have
not encountered any problems. The reason why I want to use my Broadcom
NeXtreme Fast Ethernet with FreeBSD is that I wanted to just switched
from my 2 OSes and not have to take my LAN Cable on/off my NIC...
I have searched the mailing list archives and found that some people are
setting "device miibus" and "device bge" in their kernel configuration
in order to use Broadcom NICs...If I do this, will this work on my
laptop too? Or I really have to forget my Broadcom NIC and use my USB
Corega LAN Card for FreeBSD?
Thanks for any response, advice, and help...
Rommel B. Ikeda
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