I just installed FreeBSD 9 on a new laptop and I'm having some trouble getting the network cards to work. Presumably the file representing the cards is in /dev, but where would the configuration files be? In /etc? Any tutorial or guidance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
First of all, run
Once you know the name of the interface, you need a few settings in
That should be enough to get you on the network. If you use static IP addresses, you'll need something like this, substituting suitable values, instead:
You can then either reboot the machine and let the startup process start the network card, or you can run