Identical network card

Paul Civati paul at
Tue Sep 3 13:54:54 BST 2002

juergen.kapfhamer at wrote:

> This brings me to the question about having two identical network cards
> using different IRQ/address in the same system.
> If you need to recompile the kernel in case it does not get picked up
> automatically, would you specify that in the kernel file e.g. as:
> device          ed0     at isa? port 0x280 irq 10 
> device          ed1     at isa? port 0x300 irq 11
> I'd imagine this would allow to have two identical cards being recognised
> when rebooting the system running FreeBSD.

Yes, this will work, and is in fact my personal preferred way of doing it.

The kernel.conf method does effectively the same thing, but as I always
build custom kernels for my boxes I just hard code in any specific h/w


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