I'm using freeBSD 6.2 i386 on an AMD chip with an nvidia build in network card. I have read the parts of the handbook that I think apply to networking. It suggests my network card is functional because I get an address and it says UP when I do ifconfig. My network uses DHCP. I live in China so the internet here is spuradic sometimes and it may be a little different, but I am writing this on a windows machine with identicle hardware, to the mouse, and the network works fine on it. I have looked at the boot message with the help of scroll lock and and it says "ifconfig_nve0inet 192.168.0.233 netmask 255.255.255.224 autoselect full-duplex: not found" It will say this weather or not my cable is pluged in and reguardless of when I plug it in, but if I plug it in it may autoselect 10 or 100 Mbs. I can ping my default gateway and myself just fine. I think my computer is configured incorectly but I don't know what file to edit and how. Obviously I have edited /etc/rc.config. I messed with /etc/hosts but I think that is irrelivant for me. I used sysinstall to add the address for the default gateway, and I think the hostname and host address are irrelivant so I made them foo.bar.com and foo.bar or the other way if it suggested it. The only other error I see on the boot screen is "Error : hostname nor servname provided, or not known" But I could have sworn I added the hostname with sysinstall. What is the manual way to do this? Are hostnames relivant with DHCP? Do I need to get a translator to ask my administrator these values; I can't speak Chinese.
I feel a little bumed that I couldn't fix this after reading all the documentation and forms, but I'm really stuck. If you need anything more let me know, and any references or suggestions would be gladly accepted. :D