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Re: cannot find manpage for 3c509 driver - how to specify "fullduplex " as mediaoption in hostname.if for this NIC ?



Okay, I just checked on the BSD box here.

I'm trying to "get" why full duplex on a 10baseT card
would be worth more than 20 minutes of time.  Jogging
down the about any computer store (or online) gets me
100baseTX with full duplex for not much money.

Either way, good to know.  Mine was just used to get
to a cisco with a T1.

Quoting Andrew Basterfield (bob_(_at_)_cemetery_(_dot_)_homeunix_(_dot_)_org):
> On Thu, 5 Dec 2002 18:39:42 -0800
> Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> 
> > Quoting A. Farber (Alexander_(_dot_)_Farber_(_at_)_t-online_(_dot_)_de):
> > > Sorry, I have forgotten the dmesg snippet:
> > > 
> > > ep0 at isa0 port 0x300/16 irq 9: address 00:a0:24:6b:a8:b4,
> > > utp/aui/bnc (default utp)
> > 
> > The 3c509 cannot do full duplex.
> 
> http://www.sambadance.com/3c509/3c509_v120.html
> 
> The 3c509b can, but I believe the ep driver doesn't support it on the
> 3c509b, although 10baseT full-duplex is supported by ep for other cards.
> 
> > The EP driver works for several cards.
> 
> I have just tonight set up a pair of 3c509s on my friend's machine using
> the dos 3c5x9cfg.exe (from the 3com driver disk) and there was an option
> to turn on full-duplex, which I did. Anyway, booting OpenBSD showed the
> cards aren't in full-duplex mode.
> 
> I don't remember whether the cards are plain 3c509s or 3c509Bs, one has
> 10base2, 10base5 and 10baseT and the other has just 10base2 and 10baseT.
> Both are plugged into 100baseTX auto-negotiated full-duplex capable
> boxes.
> 
> # ifconfig ep0; ifconfig ep1
> ep0:
> flags=8963<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST>
> mtu 1500
>         address: 00:a0:24:12:41:41
>         media: Ethernet 10baseT
>         inet 10.0.0.3 netmask 0xff000000 broadcast 10.255.255.255
>         inet6 fe80::2a0:24ff:fe12:4141%ep0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
> ep1:
> flags=8963<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST>
> mtu 1500
>         address: 00:00:62:a1:5d:14
>         media: Ethernet 10baseT
>         inet6 fe80::200:62ff:fea1:5d14%ep1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
> 
> # dmesg | grep ep | grep address
> ep0 at isa0 port 0x300/16 irq 7: address 00:a0:24:12:41:41, utp/aui/bnc
> (default utp)
> ep1 at isa0 port 0x320/16 irq 10: address 00:00:62:a1:5d:14, utp/bnc
> (default utp)
> 
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