Token Ring (really)

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Sat Apr 7 03:16:34 UTC 2012

On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 9:27 PM, Jay West <jwest at> wrote:

> Well, found the XP drivers for the card (it's a Madge Smart MK4 PCI
> adapter,
> not olicom as I thought).
> Ndisgen seemed to work fine
> After kldloading the resulting module, ifconfig shows:
> ndis0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
>        ether 00:00:00:ee:ed:c6
>        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX)
>        status: no carrier
> It is connected though (via DB9, not RJ45). I don't see how you can specify
> 4mbps or 16mbps, attempting the oltr media types for example "UTP/4mbps"
> says no such media type.
> I am wondering if the ndisgen utility is only designed for ndis Ethernet
> cards instead of my case - ndis token ring. :(

It is still in the 7.x branch:

Otherwise, it's time to abandon steamships for airplanes.  Sounds like you
have a primed business opportunity just waiting to be exploited.

Adam Vande More

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