NIChardwaresupport? (Realtek 8201BL)
joachim at dagerot.nu
Mon May 12 23:25:05 PDT 2003
Thanks for your answer, I bough a SN41G2
and the only thing I know about the interface is what I wrote:
Realtek 8201BL support IEEE 802.3u 10/100Base-T
How can I find out NIC or MAC is in my system?
> >Today I bought a shuttle (www.shuttle.com) and tried to install
> >freeBSD 5 on that one, no luck at all, the network card driver
> There are quite a few models there, and you haven't said which one
> >Right now it's installing and I would like help with how I can
> >support for a NIC named: Realtek 8201BL support IEEE 802.3u
> There are 2 important components for an Ethernet interface, a NIC
> PHY. The NIC (Network Interface Controller) or MAC (Media Access
> Controller) does all the processing of data packets, and is
> what the driver talks to. The PHY (Physical interface) connects the
> to the coax, twisted pair cable, fibre, wireless, etc... For a coax
> twisted pair Ethernet the PHY (in essence) allows data to be
> and transmitted but isolates the PC when the power is off.
> The Realtek 8201BL is a PHY. To know which driver to use you need
> determine what NIC or MAC is in your system.
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