Subject: Re: Linksys ether16 problems.
To: Alan C. Horn <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/30/1999 12:18:23
On Thu, Jul 29, 1999 at 11:21:40PM -0700, Alan C. Horn wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having some problems getting an ne2000 based Linsys ether16 10bT NIC
> working under NetBSD.
> Under windows98 (sorry ;) on the same box, I can talk (via a small
> switched hub) to another netbsd box, so I'm pretty sure the hardware is
> ok. 
> Both are running 1.4 release. The linksys card did talk to the other box
> (containing one of the older 'non-clone' de21140 netgear cards running at
> 10bt HDX) for a little while, but since I powered the boxes off, and back
> on, it hasn't worked.
> I suspect windows is doing some sort of initialisation on the card, but
> I'm really not sure where to look at this point.
> The only syslog message I get is 'ne1: device timeout' repeated
> frequently.

Sounds like an irq problem. Is this board isa or PCI ?
If isa, make sure the IRQ used is marked a 'used by ISA' in the BIOS.
You may need to do the same for isapnp boards.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.