[PC-BSD Support] Very strange network issues on PCBSD 8.1 (i386)

Sam Lin semin2006 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 22:03:50 PST 2011

On 6 January 2011 05:56, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 01:05:43AM +1300, Sam Lin wrote:
>> Ultimately I came to a very strange solution but never failed to "activate" the network
>> on my laptop on PCBSD. Below is the step:
>> (1) Before start up the PCBSD machine make sure that network cable (or
>> usb network adapter) is plugged onto the laptop
>> (2) Start up the PCBSD machine
>> (3) Wait until PCBSD and KDE are fully launched. At this stage the
>> network device status shows "associated" but the Internet is not
>> working on this laptop.
>> (4) Unplug the network cable/usb network adapter
>> (5) Right click on the network icon in systray, pick "Restart the
>> Network" and enter root's password.
>> (6) Plug the network cable or usb network adapter back to the laptop
>> (7) Wait for 5-10 seconds (?)
>> (8) Now finally the Internet is working on this laptop with PCBSD.

> I've never run across this problem here. Have you tried disabling the "lagg" interface, maybe thats
> causing issues since it attempts to "clone" the wired -> wifi mac addresses for failover.
> If you edit /etc/rc.conf, remove any "lagg" stuff, so your network setup looks something like this:
> wlans_ath0="wlan0"
> ifconfig_jme0="DHCP"
> ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"
> (Replace ath0/jme0 with your device names)
> Does that help?
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software

Unfortunately no. Commenting out all lagg adversely resulted that even
the "unplug/restart/replug" steps could not activate my network
anymore... so probably lagg is not the cause?


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