How to identify NIC boards?

Bob Drzyzgula bob at
Sat Oct 6 15:01:28 PDT 2001

Also, if it is a PCI-based chip, try "lspci".


On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 11:39:10AM -0400, Sandy Harris wrote:
> "Jacques B. Siboni" wrote:
> > 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Do you have any suggestion of a simple way to identify the NIC boards and
> > chips in order to make etherboot rom, in particular when there is a a NIC chip
> > on the mother board?
> Have you tried the motherboard manual? The vendor's web site or spec sheet?
> Install almost any Linux distribution, then do 'lsmod' to see what e'net
> modules it has loaded. That tells you what boards Linux thinks it detected.
> Of course, it might be wrong, but I think the chances of that are fairly
> low. If your ethernet works, you almost certainly have the right module.
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