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Barracuda NextGen Firewall X

Driver options for 3c59x module (3Com Cards)

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: one year ago
Solution #00005090 
This solution replies to:
- NG Firewall firmware versions 4.2.x,5.0.x, 5.2.x
- netfence firmware versions 4.2.x


Some switches require setting the link speed of a network adapter manually, whitout autonegotiation.  

This is possible via "Config" > "Box" > "Network" > "Inerfaces" > "Physical Interfaces" or directly in the interface setting via  "Config" > "Box" > "Network" > "Inerfaces" > "Network Interface Cards" as a driver module option.


To set the link speed of a network card manually you have to enter the driver options of the respective network card driver.


Driver Options:

debug             The debug message level, 0 (no messages) to 6 (wordy).
options           The media type override and card operation settings (See list below.)
full_duplex       Force full duplex (, 1..on).


Options list:

0           Auto-select (default to the 10baseT link)
1           AUI
2           undefined (special case: 10baseT from the LILO prompt)
3           10base2 (BNC)
4           100baseTx Symbol mode, valid for 3c595 only.
5           100baseFx Symbol mode, valid for 3c595 only.
6           MII (the correct transceiver type on the 3c905A)
8           3c905B internal transceiver (the correct transceiver type on the Cyclone)
9           External MII, for the 3c905B Cyclone
0x200    Add to above values to force full-duplex




To set the link speed of two 3Com interfaces to autoneg Speed and Duplex and the other 3Com interface to 100 MBit Full Duplex supply the following driver parameters:





This driver does not support all feedback information of the device status (e.g. link-speed or device-monitoring).



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