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IE(4)		     FreeBSD/i386 Kernel Interfaces Manual		 IE(4)

NAME
     ie	-- Ethernet device driver

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

	   device ie

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

	   if_ie_load="YES"

     In	/boot/device.hints:
     hint.ie.0.at="isa"
     hint.ie.0.port="0x300"
     hint.ie.0.irq="5"
     hint.ie.0.maddr="0xd0000"

HARDWARE
     The ie driver provides supports the following 8 and 16bit ISA Ethernet
     cards that	are based on the Intel i82586 chip:

     +o	 3COM 3C507
     +o	 AT&T EN100
     +o	 AT&T Starlan 10
     +o	 AT&T Starlan Fiber
     +o	 Intel EtherExpress 16
     +o	 RACAL Interlan	NI5210

DIAGNOSTICS
     ie%d: unknown board type code %d  An i82586 chip was found, but the
     driver was	unable to determine the	actual board type during the probe.

     ie%d: kernel configured maddr %x doesn't match board configured maddr %x
     The device	probe detected a different maddr than the one specified	in the
     kernel configuration file.

     ie%d: can't find shared memory  The device	probe could not	access the
     shared memory to determine	its size.

     ie%d: kernel configured msize %d doesn't match board configured msize %d
     The device	probe found a different	size for the shared memory than	the
     one specified in the kernel configuration file.

     ie%d: kernel configured irq %d doesn't match board	configured irq %d  The
     device probe detected that	the board is configured	for a different	inter-
     rupt than the one specified in the	kernel configuration file.

     ie%d: reset  The Intel i82586 had to be reset by the driver.

     ie%d: transceiver problem	The driver has detected	a problem with the
     Ethernet transceiver.  This is usually due	to a loose or broken trans-
     ceiver cable when using an	external transceiver.  When you	experience
     this problem with an on-card transceiver your card	may be incorrectly
     jumpered for to use an external transceiver.  Worst case your on-board
     transceiver may be	broken.

     ie%d: TDR detected	an open	%d clocks away	The driver detected an open
     circuit in	the Ethernet cable.  Check your	coax cable and terminator
     resistors.

     ie%d: TDR detected	a short	%d clocks away	The driver detected a short
     circuit in	the Ethernet cable.  Check your	coax cable and terminator
     resistors.

     ie%d: TDR returned	unknown	status %x  The driver got an unknown status
     from the card during the Ethernet cable test.

     ie%d: multicast address setup command failed  The card could not be put
     into multicast mode.

     ie%d: configure command failed  The card refused to respond correctly
     during configuration.

     ie%d: individual address setup command failed  The	programming of the
     Ethernet (MAC) address failed.

SEE ALSO
     arp(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)

AUTHORS
     The ie device driver was written by Garrett A. Wollman, based on code by
     William F.	Jolitz and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories.  3C507 support was
     written by	Charles	M. Hannum.  This manual	page was written by Wilko C.
     Bulte.

CAVEATS
     The Racal Interlan	NI5210 comes in	variants with 8	and 16 kbytes of
     shared memory.  It	is strongly advisable to use the 16 kbyte variant.
     You can upgrade your 8 kbyte card to 16 kbyte by adding an	additional RAM
     chip.

FreeBSD	11.1			 July 16, 2005			  FreeBSD 11.1

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