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ED(4)                  FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                  ED(4)

     ed - NE-2000 and WD-80x3 Ethernet driver

     To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your
     kernel configuration file:

           device miibus
           device ed

     Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):


     The ed driver provides support for 8 and 16bit Ethernet cards that are
     based on the National Semiconductor DS8390 and similar NICs manufactured
     by other companies.  The ed driver also supports many PC Card chips which
     interface via MII to a PHY.  Axiom's AX88790, AX88190 and AX88190A;
     DLink's DL10019 and DL10022; and Tamarack's TC5299J chips all support
     internal or external MII/PHY combinations.  Realtek's PCI and ISA
     RTL80x9-based cards are also supported.  For these chipsets,
     autonegotiation and status reporting are supported.

     In addition to the standard port and IRQ specifications, the ed driver
     also supports a number of flags which can force 8/16bit mode,
     enable/disable multi-buffering, and select the default interface type
     (AUI/BNC, and for cards with twisted pair, AUI/10BaseT).

     The flags are a bit field, and are summarized as follows:

     0x01    Disable transceiver.  On those cards which support it, this flag
             causes the transceiver to be disabled and the AUI connection to
             be used by default.

     0x02    Force 8bit mode.  This flag forces the card to 8bit mode
             regardless of how the card identifies itself.  This may be needed
             for some clones which incorrectly identify themselves as 16bit,
             even though they only have an 8bit interface.  This flag takes
             precedence over force 16bit mode.

     0x04    Force 16bit mode.  This flag forces the card to 16bit mode
             regardless of how the card identifies itself.  This may be needed
             for some clones which incorrectly identify themselves as 8bit,
             even though they have a 16bit ISA interface.

     0x08    Disable transmitter multi-buffering.  This flag disables the use
             of multiple transmit buffers and may be necessary in rare cases
             where packets are sent out faster than a machine on the other end
             can handle (as evidenced by severe packet lossage).  Some
             (non-FreeBSD :-)) machines have terrible Ethernet performance and
             simply cannot cope with 1100K+ data rates.  Use of this flag also
             provides one more packet worth of receiver buffering, and on 8bit
             cards, this may help reduce receiver lossage.

     When using a 3c503 card, the AUI connection may be selected by specifying
     the link2 option to ifconfig(8) (BNC is the default).

     The ed driver supports the following Ethernet NICs:

        3Com 3c503 Etherlink II (options ED_3C503)
        AR-P500 Ethernet
        Accton EN1644 (old model), EN1646 (old model), EN2203 (old model)
         (110pin) (flags 0xd00000)
        Accton EN2212/EN2216/UE2216
        Allied Telesis CentreCOM LA100-PCM_V2
        Allied Telesis LA-98 (flags 0x000000) (PC-98)
        Allied Telesis SIC-98, SIC-98NOTE (110pin), SIU-98 (flags 0x600000)
        Allied Telesis SIU-98-D (flags 0x610000) (PC-98)
        AmbiCom 10BaseT card (8002, 8002T, 8010 and 8610)
        Bay Networks NETGEAR FA410TXC Fast Ethernet
        Belkin F5D5020 PC Card Fast Ethernet
        Billionton LM5LT-10B Ethernet/Modem PC Card
        Billionton LNT-10TB, LNT-10TN Ethernet PC Card
        Bromax iPort 10/100 Ethernet PC Card
        Bromax iPort 10 Ethernet PC Card
        Buffalo LPC2-CLT, LPC3-CLT, LPC3-CLX, LPC4-TX, LPC-CTX PC Card
        Buffalo LPC-CF-CLT CF Card
        CNet BC40 adapter
        Compex Net-A adapter
        Compex RL2000
        Contec C-NET(98), RT-1007(98), C-NET(9N) (110pin) (flags 0xa00000)
        Contec C-NET(98)E-A, C-NET(98)L-A, C-NET(98)P (flags 0x300000)
        Corega Ether98-T (flags 0x000000) (PC-98)
        Corega Ether PCC-T/EtherII PCC-T/FEther PCC-TXF/PCC-TXD PCC-T/Fether
         II TXD
        Corega LAPCCTXD (TC5299J)
        CyQ've ELA-010
        DEC EtherWorks DE305
        Danpex EN-6200P2
        D-Link DE-298, DE-298P (flags 0x500000) (PC-98)
        D-Link DE-660, DE-660+
        D-Link IC-CARD/IC-CARD+ Ethernet
        ELECOM LD-98P (flags 0x500000) (PC-98)
        ELECOM LD-BDN, LD-NW801G (flags 0x200000) (PC-98)
        ELECOM Laneed LD-CDL/TX, LD-CDF, LD-CDS, LD-10/100CD, LD-CDWA
        Hawking PN652TX PC Card (AX88790)
        HP PC Lan+ 27247B and 27252A (options ED_HPP)
        IBM Creditcard Ethernet I/II
        ICM AD-ET2-T, DT-ET-25, DT-ET-T5, IF-2766ET, IF-2771ET, NB-ET-T
         (110pin) (flags 0x500000) (PC-98)
        I-O DATA LA/T-98, LA/T-98SB, LA2/T-98, ET/T-98 (flags 0x900000)
        I-O DATA ET2/T-PCI
        Kansai KLA-98C/T (flags 0x900000) (PC-98)
        Kingston KNE-PC2, CIO10T, KNE-PCM/x Ethernet
        KTI ET32P2 PCI
        Linksys EC2T/PCMPC100/PCM100, PCMLM56
        Linksys EtherFast 10/100 PC Card, Combo PCMCIA Ethernet Card
         (PCMPC100 V2)
        Logitec LAN-98T (flags 0xb00000) (PC-98)
        MACNICA Ethernet ME1 for JEIDA
        MACNICA ME98 (flags 0x900000) (PC-98)
        MACNICA NE2098 (flags 0x400000) (PC-98)
        MELCO EGY-98 (flags 0x300000) (PC-98)
        MELCO LGH-98, LGY-98, LGY-98-N (110pin), IND-SP, IND-SS (flags
         0x400000) (PC-98)
        NDC Ethernet Instant-Link
        NEC PC-9801-77, PC-9801-78 (flags 0x910000) (PC-98)
        NEC PC-9801-107, PC-9801-108 (flags 0x800000) (PC-98)
        National Semiconductor InfoMover NE4100
        NetGear FA-410TX
        NetVin NV5000SC
        Network Everywhere Ethernet 10BaseT PC Card
        Networld 98X3 (flags 0xd00000) (PC-98)
        Networld EC-98X, EP-98X (flags 0xd10000) (PC-98)
        New Media LANSurfer 10+56 Ethernet/Modem
        New Media LANSurfer
        Novell NE1000/NE2000/NE2100
        PLANEX ENW-8300-T
        PLANEX EN-2298-C (flags 0x200000) (PC-98)
        PLANEX EN-2298P-T, EN-2298-T (flags 0x500000) (PC-98)
        PLANEX FNW-3600-T
        Psion 10/100 LANGLOBAL Combine iT
        RealTek 8019
        RealTek 8029
        Relia Combo-L/M-56k PC Card
        SMC Elite 16 WD8013
        SMC Elite Ultra
        SMC EtherEZ98 (flags 0x000000) (PC-98)
        SMC WD8003E/WD8003EBT/WD8003S/WD8003SBT/WD8003W/WD8013EBT/WD8013W and
        SMC EZCard PC Card, 8040-TX, 8041-TX (AX88x90), 8041-TX V.2 (TC5299J)
        Socket LP-E, ES-1000 Ethernet/Serial, LP-E CF, LP-FE CF
        Surecom EtherPerfect EP-427
        Surecom NE-34
        TDK 3000/3400/5670 Fast Ethernet/Modem
        TDK LAK-CD031, Grey Cell GCS2000 Ethernet Card
        TDK DFL5610WS Ethernet/Modem PC Card
        Telecom Device SuperSocket RE450T
        Toshiba LANCT00A PC Card
        VIA VT86C926
        Winbond W89C940
        Winbond W89C940F

     C-Bus, ISA, PCI and PC Card devices are supported.

     The ed driver does not support the following Ethernet NICs:

        Mitsubishi LAN Adapter B8895

     ed%d: failed to clear shared memory at %x - check configuration.  When
     the card was probed at system boot time, the ed driver found that it
     could not clear the card's shared memory.  This is most commonly caused
     by a BIOS extension ROM being configured in the same address space as the
     Ethernet card's shared memory.  Either find the offending card and change
     its BIOS ROM to be at an address that does not conflict, or change the
     settings in device.hints(5) that the card's shared memory is mapped at a
     non-conflicting address.

     ed%d: Invalid irq configuration (%d) must be 2-5 for 3c503.  The IRQ
     number that was specified in the device.hints(5) file is not valid for
     the 3Com 3c503 card.  The 3c503 can only be assigned to IRQs 2 through 5.

     ed%d: Cannot find start of RAM.
     ed%d: Cannot find any RAM, start : %d, x = %d.  The probe of a Gateway
     card was unsuccessful in configuring the card's packet memory.  This
     likely indicates that the card was improperly recognized as a Gateway or
     that the card is defective.

     ed: packets buffered, but transmitter idle.  Indicates a logic problem in
     the driver.  Should never happen.

     ed%d: device timeout  Indicates that an expected transmitter interrupt
     did not occur.  Usually caused by an interrupt conflict with another card
     on the ISA bus.  This condition could also be caused if the kernel is
     configured for a different IRQ channel than the one the card is actually
     using.  If that is the case, you will have to either reconfigure the card
     using a DOS utility or set the jumpers on the card appropriately.

     ed%d: NIC memory corrupt - invalid packet length %d.  Indicates that a
     packet was received with a packet length that was either larger than the
     maximum size or smaller than the minimum size allowed by the IEEE 802.3
     standard.  Usually caused by a conflict with another card on the ISA bus,
     but in some cases may also indicate faulty cabling.

     ed%d: remote transmit DMA failed to complete.  This indicates that a
     programmed I/O transfer to an NE1000 or NE2000 style card has failed to
     properly complete.  Usually caused by the ISA bus speed being set too

     ed%d: Invalid irq configuration (%ld) must be %s for %s  Indicates the
     device has a different IRQ than supported or expected.

     ed%d: Cannot locate my ports!  The device is using a different I/O port
     than the driver knows about.

     ed%d: Cannot extract MAC address  Attempts to get the MAC address failed.

     ed%d: Missing mii!  Probing for an MII bus has failed.  This indicates a
     coding error in the PC Card attachment, because a PHY is required for the
     chips that generate this error message.

     altq(4), arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), device.hints(5),

     The ed device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 1.0.

     The ed device driver and this manual page were written by David Greenman.

     Early revision DS8390 chips have problems.  They lock up whenever the
     receive ring-buffer overflows.  They occasionally switch the byte order
     of the length field in the packet ring header (several different causes
     of this related to an off-by-one byte alignment) - resulting in "NIC
     memory corrupt - invalid packet length" messages.  The card is reset
     whenever these problems occur, but otherwise there is no problem with
     recovering from these conditions.

     The NIC memory access to 3Com and Novell cards is much slower than it is
     on WD/SMC cards; it is less than 1MB/second on 8bit boards and less than
     2MB/second on the 16bit cards.  This can lead to ring-buffer overruns
     resulting in dropped packets during heavy network traffic.

     The Mitsubishi B8895 PC Card uses a DP83902, but its ASIC part is
     undocumented.  Neither the NE2000 nor the WD83x0 drivers work with this

     The ed driver is a bit too aggressive about resetting the card whenever
     any bad packets are received.  As a result, it may throw out some good
     packets which have been received but not yet transferred from the card to
     main memory.

     The ed driver is slow by today's standards.

     PC Card attachment supports the D-Link DMF650TX LAN/Modem card's Ethernet
     port only at this time.

     Some devices supported by ed do not generate the link state change events
     used by devd(8) to start dhclient(8).  If you have problems with
     dhclient(8) not starting and the device is always attached to the network
     it may be possible to work around this by changing ``DHCP'' to
     ``SYNCDHCP'' in the ifconfig_ed0 entry in /etc/rc.conf.

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4        February 25, 2012       FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
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