Subject: Re: Problems with Intel i82550 Ethernet in a IBM Thinkpad T22
To: Silas Justiniano <>
From: Tobias Nygren <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/11/2007 15:57:13
Silas Justiniano wrote:
> Hello all!
> I'm having a few problems when I try to run NetBSD 3.1 in my T22
> laptop. It has a i82550 Ethernet that works fine when I use a
> crossover cable conected to another computer but when I connect it to
> a common hub (switch) using common cable, I can't ping other machine
> of the same network even if I configured my NIC correctly. The light
> of the hub of the port that the cable is connected to blinks non-stop.
> jakllsch, from #netbsd and #networking (on freenode), told me that the
> problem could be the wm driver and recommended me to download the
> newest kernel, but I'm already using 3.1. Should I try a bleeding-edge
> solution? Did this drive have updates?
> Thank you very much! Bye!

I have a T22. It uses the fxp(4) chip, not wm(4).
I strongly suggest you check the cabling (and the connector!)
I had problems very similar to what you describe. The solution was to
take the machine apart and carefully re-melt the solder points on
the RJ45 connector.