Subject: RE: PWS 433a Ethernet problem?
To: None <,>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/17/2001 13:56:38
> From: Tom Haapanen <>
> Olaf Seibert wrote:
> > I also have a PWS 433a, and I had the same at first when connecting to
> > my 10 mbit cable modem. After some trial and error, I found that setting
> > the media to 100baseTX (yes, that is not a typo) works. So in my
> > /etc/ifconfig.de0 I have:
> > inet a.b.c.d netmask 0xfffffc00
> > media 100baseTX
> Wow ... 100baseTX works on my 3Com 10baseT hub, too!  Thanks, Olaf!
> Is it worth submitting a PR for this?  Or is this something inherent to the
> hardware?

Ha! It worked on 433au too! I guess I hadn't tried "everything". Thanks
from me, too.

We used to have a generic media opt bit or some such thing. Perhaps we
should go back to that. :-)

The new media speed algorithm:

	1. Try speed A
	   If it works, go to step 3.

	2. Try speed B

	3. Count your blessings. :-)