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BCE(4) Device Drivers Manual BCE(4)

bceBroadcom BCM4401 10/100 Ethernet device

bce* at pci?
bmtphy* at mii?

The bce provides support for the Broadcom BCM4401 10/100 Ethernet card.

The following media types and options (as given to ifconfig(8)) are supported:

Enable autoselection of the media type and options (default).
100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex
Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation and force full-duplex mode.
100baseTX mediaopt half-duplex
Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation and force half-duplex mode.
10baseT mediaopt full-duplex
Set 10Mbps operation and force full-duplex.
10baseT mediaopt half-duplex
Set 10Mbps operation and force half-duplex.

If no media options are present, the bce driver places the card into autoselect mode.

arp(4), bmtphy(4), ifmedia(4), intro(4), mii(4), netintro(4), pci(4), hostname.if(5), ifconfig(8)

The bce driver appeared in NetBSD 1.6.2. OpenBSD support was added in OpenBSD 3.5.

The bce driver was written by Cliff Wright <> and ported to OpenBSD by Nathan L. Binkert <>.

July 16, 2013 OpenBSD-6.4