issues with Intel Pro/1000 and 1000baseTX
jfvogel at gmail.com
Fri May 15 17:05:39 UTC 2009
Better yet, just let them autoneg and you won't have these problems :)
On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 9:15 AM, Steven Hartland <killing at multiplay.co.uk>wrote:
> Never only set one end manually, always set both the machine and the
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Tanis" <jtanis at mdchs.org>
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> 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
>> 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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