Subject: Re: Driver for Asante de500 clones?
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/12/1996 19:24:46
> Jonathon Stone wrote:
> > 
> > I recently received a pair of free  Asante PCI 10/100 Ethernet cards.
> > The NetBSD 1.2  driver recognises the cards, configures them, and
> > finds  the  MAC address. However, I haven't managed to switch the
> > cards from 10Mbit to 100Mbit. (i.e., using LINK1).
> > 	de0 at pci0 dev 16 function 0: DC21140 [10-100Mb/s] pass 1.2
> > 	de0: Ethernet address 00:00:94:75:2b:ba
> > 	de0: enabling 100baseTX UTP port
> > 	de0: interrupting at irq 9
> > 
> > but the 10Mbit led at the rear of the card stays on.
> On my system it is 'ifconfig de0 xxx link0' for 100Mbs, not link1.
> Any possibility that the hardware is detecting the network speed
> and refusing to switch?  (e.g. Were you plugged into a 100Mbs hub
> at the time, or just a 10Mbs?)

for a long time, the sense of the 100Mbps media detection was wrong...
if you're using an old kernel, a newer version of the driver might fix

i dunno which way is 100Mbps or 10Mbps off-hand, though.