i82559 Chipset (?)
Jason P Schanuel
Thu May 6 17:56:43 1999
: On Thu, 6 May 1999, Jason M . Felice wrote:
: > We have some cards which were sold to us as Intel PRO/100+ cards
: > wholesaler we purchase from frequently drops important words from
the name of
: > products :(, we incorrectly figured them to be Intel EtherExpress
: > They have a chip labelled GD82559, which the driver doesn't support,
: > to support 82555, 82557, 82558.
: The driver should "just work" with the '559. It's not supposed to be
: substantially different than the '558. (I don't have a datasheet
: or sample card to confirm this statement.)
: Note: The '555 is a transceiver. It's integrated onto the '558 and
: chip. Most '557 boards used the NatSemi DP83840 rather than Intel's
: since the '840 was the only _working_ MII transceiver in the early
I seems to just work for me. I have an SMP dual PII 300, Tyan 1832DL
: > I assume this means:
: > 1) it isn't a terrible deal to make the driver support it
: > 4) It just _might_ work if I just enabled the driver to detect it ;)
: I believe this to be the case.
: > The exact name of the card is an Intel PRO/100+ Management Adapter.
: In some circles "Management" means mostly Wake-On-LAN to back up the
: at night.
It does have Wake-On-LAN. I have not connected it or enabled it in the
: > With some advice, I'm willing to do all the work involved; although
I hope it
: > will not be so involved as to obtain specs from Intel.
: What does /proc/pci report for the PCI Vendor and Device ID? I had
: that it was the same as the '557 and '558.
Bus 0, device 17, function 0:
Ethernet controller: Intel 82557 (rev 8).
Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. IRQ 17. Master
Capable. Latency=64. Min Gnt=8.Max Lat=56.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfebfd000 [0xfebfd000].
I/O at 0xef00 [0xef01].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfea00000 [0xfea00000].
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