0.91e & Kingston KNE110TX

Steve Madsen steve@moonglade.com
Sun Jun 6 02:28:28 1999

At 08:53 AM 6/3/99 , Bill Paul wrote:
>Either there's a hardware problem that's preventing the driver from
>reading the PHY registers correctly, or the driver is reading them wrong.

I think I'm going to chalk this up to a hardware problem.  I took both
of your suggestions and dug up the driver disk for the card.  The
diagnostic program is actually a part of installation, which is why I
didn't see it right away.  Running those turns up a failure testing the
interrupt line.  I tried moving it to a different interrupt (by setting
the old one as "reserved" in BIOS) and the problem didn't go away.  The
card was also incorrectly detected as full-duplex 100BaseTX, connected
to the same 10BaseT ADSL modem.

Booting the FreeBSD install kernel shows some broken behavior, too.  It
complains about something like frame setup.  I don't remember the exact
message and it scrolled off the screen too quickly for me to jot it down.

I guess I shouldn't complain too much, the card was essentially free.
It's too bad that cards with the real Digital chip are getting so hard to find.

Thanks for your help, Bill.

Steve Madsen  <steve@moonglade.com>
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