Subject: port-i386/3707: DEC 21140-AE based Ethernet adapters do not work
To: None <>
From: Jakob Naumann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/04/1997 18:15:42
>Number:         3707
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       DEC 21140-AE based Ethernet adapters do not work
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jun  4 09:20:02 1997
>Originator:     Jakob Naumann
Physikalisches Institut/Universitaet Bonn
Jakob Naumann - Physikalisches Institut - Nussallee 12 - Universitaet Bonn
Tel. 0228-73-3229 - E-mail
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>Release:        1.2
586/133, NetBSD 1.2
System: NetBSD 1.2 NetBSD 1.2 (PHOPS) #0: Thu Apr 3 12:34:08 MET DST 1997 i386

      Two 21140-AE based 10/100 ethernet adapters (a Lantronics LFA-PT and
      an SMC Ether Power 9332 BDT do not work at all. At least the LFA-PT
      did work under Linux with a very new driver (but not with an old
      driver). The hardware therefore seems to be OK.
      Both, the drivers that come with NetBSD 1.2 and with NetBSD 1.21
      recognize both adapters correctly when the system is booted.
      At least the SMC adapters seems to be switched into 100 MB/s mode
      (that is what the driver claims), which is wrong, because we 
      connected it to a 10 MB/s network.