issues with Intel Pro/1000 and 1000baseTX
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----- Original Message -----
From: "James Tanis" <jtanis at mdchs.org>
To: "FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>; <freebsd-stable at freebsd.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:12 PM
Subject: issues with Intel Pro/1000 and 1000baseTX
>I have a FreeBSD v7.0 box it has two Intel Pro/1000 NICs, the one in
> question is:
> em1: <Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection Version - 6.7.3> port
> 0x2020-0x203f mem 0xd8060000-0xd807ffff,0xd8040000-0xd805ffff irq 19 at
> device 0.1 on pci4
> what we get after boot is:
> em1: flags=8943<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0
> mtu 1500
> ether 00:30:48:xx:xx:xx
> inet 192.168.1.1 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
> media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
> status: active
> The problem is that the NIC refuses to connect at 1000baseTX.
> It's connected to a HP Procurve 1700-24 switch which supports 1000baseTX
> on ports 23 and 24. This particular computer is connected on port 24. I
> have a much older end user system which uses the same card (but earlier
> revision), runs Windows XP and is plugged in to port 23. The end user
> system has no problem connecting at 1000baseTX. I have of course tried
> switching ports.
> Attempting to force 1000baseTX via:
> ifconfig em1 media 1000baseTX mediaopt full-duplex
> gets me:
> status: no carrier
> After forcing the NIC to go 1000baseTX the LEDs on the backpane are both
> off. I can only come to the conclusion that this is a driver issue based
> on previous experience and the simple fact that the end user system is
> capable of connecting at 1000baseTX. Anybody have any suggestions? I'm
> hoping I'm wrong. I'd rather not do an in-place upgrade, this is a
> production system and the main gateway for an entire school, when I do
> not even know for sure whether this will fix the problem. It's worth it
> to me though, having a 1000baseTX uplink from the switch would remove a
> major bottleneck for me.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> James Tanis
> Technical Coordinator
> Computer Science Department
> Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School
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