re driver problem (RTL8169 chipset)
gurney_j at resnet.uoregon.edu
Mon May 8 08:54:49 UTC 2006
Ganbold wrote this message on Mon, May 08, 2006 at 17:35 +0900:
> John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> >Ganbold wrote this message on Mon, May 08, 2006 at 17:23 +0900:
> >>I'm having trouble to make my Netgear Gigabit PCI GA311 network card
> >>work in 1000baseTX in FreeBSD-6.1RC. It runs fine on 100baseTX mode with
> >>Cat5 cable, however it doesn't with Cat5e/Cat6 cabling in
> >Does it work at 1000baseTX w/ Cat5 cabling?
> I thought Cat5 only supports 100baseTX and I didn't test 1000baseTX w/ Cat5.
Nope, 1000Base-T (no X) is speced for Cat5 cabling.. As per the 802.3
1000BASE-T signaling requires four pairs of Category 5 balanced cabling,
as specified in ISO/IEC 11801:1995 and ANSI/EIA/TIA-568-A (1995) and
tested for the additional performance parameters specified in 40.7 using
testing procedures defined in proposed ANSI/TIA/EIA TSB95.
> It is not working at 1000baseTX with Cat5e/Cat6 cabling.
It's wierd that it works at 100Base-TX w/ Cat5, but not w/ Cat5e...
Is there differences in the cable length or something? Have you tried
w/ just normal Cat5?
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