Thursday, July 16, 2009

Real Tek Gigabit Driver for FreeBSD 5.x+

Was interested by the code that the realtek driver for FreeBSD Provided. The Driver has poll routines for hardware setup and shutdown. The driver also has functionality to configure the device as 1000/100/10 MB/s full duplex/half duplex driver.

As From the Read Me.
The Configuration for Static as well as DHCP is given below
# ifconfig rl0
# /sbin/dhclient rl0

The user can use the following command to change link speed and duplex mode.
1. For auto negotiation,
#ifconfig rl media autoselect
2. For 1000Mbps full-duplex,
#ifconfig rl media 1000baseTX mediaopt full-duplex
3. For 100Mbps full-duplex,
#ifconfig rl media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex
4. For 100Mbps half-duplex,
#ifconfig rl media 100baseTX -mediaopt full-duplex
5. For 10Mbps full-duplex,
#ifconfig rl media 10baseT/UTP mediaopt full-duplex
6. For 10Mbps half-duplex,
#ifconfig rl media 10baseT/UTP -mediaopt full-duplex

The Site for the driver download/Source Code is provided below

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