Configuring Network Settings with sysinstall
The simplest way to configure your Ethernet card, and probably the most familiar-looking to anyone who's gone through this process on a Windows machine or Macintosh, is our buddy sysinstall. The first time you ask sysinstall to do anything that requires a network connection (a net installation of the system, browsing packages, or various other tasks), it will bring up the network configuration window, in which you can set the TCP/IP options for your Ethernet card visually.
An easy way to get to this screen—if you're already up and running multiuser and not in the initial system installation process—is to run /stand/sysinstall, select “Configure” from the main menu, and scroll down to the “Media” option. ...
Get FreeBSD® Unleashed now with the O’Reilly learning platform.
O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.