Identical network card

Stacey Roberts sroberts at
Tue Sep 3 17:24:09 BST 2002

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Hi Guys,
   Sorry, I'm getting in on this late, but its something that I'm
staring in the face at the moment at my site as well.

I'm tasked with implementing a gateway and have access to Netgear FA312
nics, but I've always been interested in how one would *add* another
identical (make / model) nic to an already configured system.

If for the sakes of only imparting some information my way, how exactly
would you go about this?

Thanks for the time, and your patience.


On Tue, 2002-09-03 at 13:54, Paul Civati wrote:
> 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:
> >=20
> > device          ed0     at isa? port 0x280 irq 10=20
> > device          ed1     at isa? port 0x300 irq 11
> >=20
> > I'd imagine this would allow to have two identical cards being recognis=
> > when rebooting the system running FreeBSD.
> Yes, this will work, and is in fact my personal preferred way of doing it=

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