Feature #11125

RTL8153 Support Needed

Added by Genevieve Kidwell 3 months ago. Updated 6 days ago.

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I would be interested in the Realtek 8153 URE driver to be compiled under the PFSense kernel, since I do not have access I cannot compile it myself. The below forum posts has a link to the man page for the URE driver, I did confirm in FreeBSD 11 and 12 that when I made the configuration changes and recompiled the kernel that the Realtek 8153 was performing at full gigabit on usb.

Please reference the forum post here:

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Revision b785f439 (diff)
Added by Viktor Gurov 15 days ago

RTL8153 USB ethernet module. Implements #11125


#1 Updated by Jim Pingle 3 months ago

  • Category changed from Interfaces to Operating System
  • Priority changed from Normal to Very Low
  • Target version set to Future

Encouraging the use of USB Ethernet devices is probably not a great idea, though it may be possible to add the driver into a future version.

#3 Updated by Renato Botelho 3 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Pull Request Review
  • Assignee set to Viktor Gurov
  • Target version changed from Future to CE-Next

#4 Updated by Jesus Vina Trujillo about 2 months ago

my usb adapter it does not show the speed of the link, it tells me in netgate that it is because of the driver it uses. can you help me add a driver that supports it.

this reason it does not show the link speed
the ure(4) driver is not currently included in pfSense so your adapter is instead using the cdce(4) driver.
You should add comments to the feature request of you want that driver to be included in a future version.

#5 Updated by Renato Botelho 15 days ago

  • Status changed from Pull Request Review to Feedback

PR has been merged. Thanks!

#6 Updated by Viktor Gurov 15 days ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#7 Updated by Genevieve Kidwell 14 days ago

Does this mean this was implemented in 2.6.x experimental?

#8 Updated by Renato Botelho 14 days ago

Genevieve Kidwell wrote:

Does this mean this was implemented in 2.6.x experimental?

yes, and will be available on tomorrow's snapshot

#9 Updated by Steve Wheeler 6 days ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

Looks good. Module is present and loads correctly:

[2.6.0-DEVELOPMENT][admin@26dev.stevew.lan]/root: kldload if_ure
[2.6.0-DEVELOPMENT][admin@26dev.stevew.lan]/root: kldstat
Id Refs Address                Size Name
 1   17 0xffffffff80200000  3ae8530 kernel
 2    1 0xffffffff83f19000     1000 cpuctl.ko
 3    1 0xffffffff83f1a000     2698 intpm.ko
 4    1 0xffffffff83f1d000      b40 smbus.ko
 5    1 0xffffffff83f1e000     8cd0 aesni.ko
 6    1 0xffffffff83f27000     3d00 if_ure.ko


2.6.0-DEVELOPMENT (amd64)
built on Sat Feb 27 01:03:47 EST 2021

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