[3c509] OEM/Ethernet Addr set to 00:00:00:00:00:00?
Tue Jul 23 11:32:01 2002
I'm using a 3c920 card included with an Asus A7M266-DL motherboard. The
eeprom onboard (As read with vortex-diag), says that the ethernet MAC is
00:00:00:00:00:00. This is evidently incorrect since the card has a real
MAC address, but why isn't it being used? Is this a fault in the driver
or in the eeprom? I'm using the driver out of the 2.4.18 kernel:
02:06.0: 3Com PCI 3c905C Tornado at 0xc400. Vers LK1.1.16
Thanks. Please find attached some debugging output:
$ sudo ./vortex-diag -ee
vortex-diag.c:v2.06 4/18/2002 Donald Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Index #1: Found a 3c905C Tornado 100baseTx adapter at 0xc400.
EEPROM format 64x16, configuration table at offset 0:
00: 00e0 1886 4ce8 9200 ffff ffff ffff 6d51
0x08: 2940 0000 0000 0000 0000 0010 0000 00aa
0x10: 72a2 0000 0000 0180 0000 0000 0000 10b7
0x18: 1000 000a 0000 6300 ffb7 b7b7 0000 0000
0x20: 0000 1234 5670 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
The word-wide EEPROM checksum is 0xa78b.
Saved EEPROM settings of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
3Com Node Address 00:E0:18:86:4C:E8 (used as a unique ID only).
OEM Station address 00:00:00:00:00:00 (used as the ethernet address).
Device ID 9200, Manufacturer ID 6d51.
Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 15/31/2027, division , product .
No BIOS ROM is present.
Options: negotiated duplex, link beat required.
Vortex format checksum is incorrect (00f6 vs. 10b7).
Cyclone format checksum is incorrect (0x4b vs. 00).
Hurricane format checksum is incorrect (0x60 vs. 00).