Subject: Re: bge0 doesn't like to autodetect gigabit
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Bryan Vyhmeister <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/03/2003 16:52:13
> >When I plugged in
> >a network cable it reported 1000base-T 
> So far so good.
> >but when I ran dhclient it went
> >back to 100base-T and then got an IP address. When I first ran
> >it sent out several requests and then by the fourth or fifth it
> >apparently switched to 100base-T and got its IP address.
> Hm. Just for diagnostic purposes, can you try assigning a static
> ip address, configuring that address at boot, and not running
> (The idea is to never take the interface down after power-up).
> Then do a hard power cycle.
> If the link camme up at 1000baseT, and dhclient ifconfig'ing it up and
> down causes it to drop down to 100Base-TX, mabye there's a bug in
> PHY reset after link down (or link up?).

I tried exactly that and the result was that the interface changed its
status to no carrier. When I booted with everything static, I could not
access the network at all.