21142 only keeps hub light on for about 10 seconds

Donald Becker becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov
Sun Oct 24 10:52:26 1999

On Sat, 23 Oct 1999, Ed Troy wrote:

> One thing that I notice if I run dmesg | more is that there is a message at 
> the end
> eth0: Using user-specified media 100baseTX
> eth0: 2142 100baseTx link beat good.
> Although most of the cards on my network are 10/100 cards, the hub is only 
> 10 MBPS. I am wondering if the 21142 is running at only 100 MBPS, and thus 
> my hub can't handle it. Is there a way to throttle it to only 10 MBPS, or 
> do I have a different problem?

The message indicates that you have explicitly set the media type to #3,
You shouldn't be suprised that it doesn't work with 10baseT.

Donald Becker
Scyld Computing Corporation, and
USRA-CESDIS,   becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov