Subject: Re: 3c905 media support..
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/04/1998 21:25:03
Andrew Gillham said:

>Hmm, I installed FreeBSD 2.2.5 and 3.0-SNAP on another machine just like
>mine, and the 'vx' driver only worked in 10Mbs mode.  It seemed to
>work fine though.  It didn't have any media options, or 100Mbs support.
>Funny thing, I didn't figure out it was only at 10Mbs until I noticed
>ftp was really slow.  My switch port was configured for 100Mbs, yet it
> was working.. :-)  (and ftp was getting about 64KB/s to a local machine)

On the other hand, I have a P200 with a 3COM 3C900C, which is the 10Mb
only version, running just fine with NetBSD. I also had a AST p166 system
at work with a 3C509 and a 3C905. When I was installing, with the GENERIC
kernel, I used the 3C905 to download the tarballs.

Unfortunately, I can no longer experiment with it as the lab is being
relocated from Massachusetts to Texas, and I ain't going.
Rick Kelly