- 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.
To set the link speed of a network card manually you have to enter the driver options of the respective network card driver.
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 (0..off, 1..on).
0 Auto-select (default to the 10baseT link)
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).