======================================================= = Realtek 8139C/8139C+/8169 Driver for FreeBSD V4.x = ======================================================= This driver is modified by Realtek Semiconductor corp. and it has been tested OK on FreeBSD 4.5. To update the driver, you may use method 1. If method 1 failed, you must use method 2 which is more complex. Method 1: 1.Copy if_rl.ko in "modules" directory to "/modules" directory and overwrite the existing file. 2.Modify the file "/boot/defaults/loader.conf" and set "if_rl_load" in "Network drivers" section to "Yes" 3.Reboot. Method 2: Because the FreeBSD kernel has a default Rtl8139C driver, this default driver will be loaded even though the NIC on your computer is Rtl8139C+(because they have the same vender ID and device ID). To use the new features of 8139C+, you need to update your NIC driver and recompile your FreeBSD kernel. The main steps you have to do:(FreeBSDSrcDir means the directory of FreeBSD source code and it may be "/usr/src/sys") 0.Replace your NIC with the card listed above. 1.copy if_rl.c and if_rlreg.h to /FreeBSDSrcDir/pci directory 2.recompile your kernel (you must install your FreeBSD source code first !!) # cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf # /usr/sbin/config GENERIC # cd ../../compile/GENERIC # make depend # make # make install # reboot Question & Answer: Q:How to check whether my new driver is working ? A:Use the "dmesg|more" command and if you can see "<RealTek 8139C+ 10/100BaseTX>" or the correct card information then it is working.Download Driver Pack
After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.
Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).
If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.
Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.
Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.
Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.
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