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Date:      Tue, 1 Aug 2000 21:56:41 -0500
From:      Eric F Crist <ecrist@ardent-hacker.net>
To:        "Jamie Hermans" <freebsd@hermans.ab.ca>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: How to enable NIC Full-Duplex ?
Message-ID:  <00080121573901.11058@armageddon.ardent-hacker.net>
In-Reply-To: <000001bffc19$fc8e7640$0a45a8c0@hermans.ab.ca>
References:  <000001bffc19$fc8e7640$0a45a8c0@hermans.ab.ca>

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The network media on the other side needs to be capable of Full-Duplex. 
Apparently, either your network cable or your switch isn't capable of this. 
Check the specs...


On Tue, 01 Aug 2000, you wrote:
> Hi...
> 
> I can't seem to force my NIC into full-duplex (yes, I'm on a 10/100 switch -
> I *want* full duplex) - autoselect leaves the interface at half-duplex.
> Here's the pertinent info:
> 
> # ifconfig de0
> de0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>   ether 00:80:c8:79:8c:4e
>   media: autoselect (10baseT/UTP) status: active
>   supported media: autoselect 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP
> 
> # ifconfig de0 media "10baseT/UTP"
> /kernel: de0: enabling 10baseT port
> 
> # ifconfig de0 media "10baseT/UTP <full-duplex>"
> ifconfig: unknown media subtype: 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex>
> 
> 
> Any suggestions are greatly appreciated - man ifconfig mentions "mediaopt"
> but I can't seem to get that to agree either.
> 
> Thanks ... Jamie
> 
> 
> 
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Eric F Crist
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