[tulip] anyone get danpex afp1100 to do fdx?
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 05:42:56 -0500 (EST)
On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Leo Wierzbowski wrote:
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> If you've gotten the Danpex AFP1100 NIC to do full duplex, please let me
> know how. I'm using tulip v0.92 and no matter what option mix I
> specify, the card only does 100Mbs HDX (options 0, with or without 0x200
> added, with or without full_duplex=1 specified) or 10mbps-serial (any
> other options, including ones that specify 100Mbs).
Normally I would say that this is impossible. The full duplex flag
should always override the media table.
> Tulip reports on boot up:
> Index #0 - Media MII 100baseTx (#13) described by a 21140 non-MII (0) block.
Ohhhh, that's bad. That appears to be an invalid media table entry.
Please send the output of 'tulip-diag -ee' so that we can see the raw
> Which worries me a bit. The older model FE1430SC works OK with
> options=13 and full_duplex=1. Tulip reports for the older model:
> Index #0 - Media MII (#11) described by a 21142 MII PHY (3) block.
This is an expected entry for MII transceivers.
> Which seems to make more sense. Perhaps the new model's EEPROM info is
> misleading tulip? Possibly there is nothing to do but return the NICs
> to the vendor? Or is there some way I can tell tulip to work with this NIC?
It's possible to overwrite the EEPROM.
By seeing the actual media table entry we might be able to figure out a
work-around without doing that.
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