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From: Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>
Subject: Re: Network cards
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 10:04:06 -0400
sseekamp@... wrote:	[Thu Sep 18 2003, 11:00:27AM EDT]
> It came down to plain old bad hardware - I tested out a few other
> cards in the alpha and they all showed up in SRM as Ethernet cards. I
> returned the D-Link that was not working and got another one - now I
> am up and working!
> 
> I still would like to have the DEC cards working in case I want to
> experiment with net booting. The errors I get are ierrs in Freebsd and
> receive errors in linux (sometimes other strange errors as well). I am
> guessing it is just old hardware unless you have a suggestion.

It's possible you're getting a configuration conflict between the
network adapters and the switch/hub.  If one is in full-duplex mode and
the other is in half-duplex, you'd get very poor traffic flow and lots
of errors reported on the device.

You might try using mii-tool and/or mii-diag to investigate further.
Depending on the revision of the adapters (are they DE4xx or DE5xx?)
they may also have broken auto-negotiation, in which case you'll want to
manually set 10baseT.

Aron

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