3Com EtherLink III and Fast EtherLink III 10/100 Ethernet
ep* at eisa?
ep* at isa?
ep* at pci?
ep* at pcmcia?
ep* at isapnp?
tqphy* at mii?
ep device driver supports the 3Com EtherLink III and
Fast EtherLink III family of Ethernet cards. This includes, among others, the
- EtherLink III ISA
- EtherLink III ISA (Plug-and-Play)
- EtherLink III LAN+Modem PC Card (PCMCIA)
- EtherLink III LAN+33.6K Modem PC Card (PCMCIA)
- Fast EtherLink III 10/100 LAN PC Card (PCMCIA)
- EtherLink III EISA
- EtherLink III LAN PC Card (PCMCIA)
- Fast EtherLink III PCI
- EtherLink III EISA Bus Master
- Fast EtherLink III PCI 10/100
- Fast EtherLink III EISA 10/100
Category 3, 4 or 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable should be
used for RJ-45 (10baseT), thick Ethernet coaxial (RG59 B/U, 50 ohm) for
AUI/DIX, and thin Ethernet coaxial (RG58 A/U or C/U, 50 ohm +/- 4) for BNC
(10base2). Some 3Com NICs also support MII connectors (switchable 10/100Mbps
The following media types and options (as given to
ifconfig(8)) are supported:
- Enable autoselection of media type and options.
- Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation and force full-duplex mode.
- Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation and force half-duplex mode.
- Set 10baseT (UTP) operation and force full-duplex mode.
- Set 10baseT (UTP) operation and force half-duplex mode.
- Set 10base5 (thick-net) operation (half-duplex only).
- Set 10base2 (thin-net) operation (half-duplex only).
Note that the 100baseTX media type is only available if supported
by the adapter. For more information on configuring this device, see
ifconfig(8). To view a list of media
types and options supported by your card try “ifconfig <device>
media”. For example, “ifconfig ep0 media”.
If more than one of the supported cards is installed, they are
probed for in the following order:
- PCI cards based on PCI function number order.
- EISA cards based on EISA slot number order.
- ISA cards based on increasing Ethernet address order.
- Any ISA cards in Plug-and-Play mode, in Plug-and-Play order.
You may specify the port and IRQ numbers where the cards are
expected to be found, but it is not necessary. The cards are intelligent
enough to let us know where they live on the bus.
- ep0: reset (status: %x)
- The driver has encountered a FIFO underrun or overrun. The driver will
reset the card and the packet will be lost. This is not fatal.
- ep0: eeprom failed to come ready
- The EEPROM failed to come ready. This probably means the card is
- ep0: erase pencil mark, or disable PnP mode!
- This means that someone has scribbled with pencil in the test area on the
card. Erase the pencil mark and reboot. (This is not a joke).