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NAME

     ex - Ethernet device driver for the Intel EtherExpress Pro/10 and Pro/10+

SYNOPSIS

     To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your
     kernel configuration file:

           device ex

     Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):

           if_ex_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

     The ex driver provides support for Ethernet adapters based on the Intel
     i82595 chip.

     The card will be searched for in the I/O address range 0x200 - 0x3a0.  If
     the IRQ will be read from the EEPROM on the card.  For correct operation
     on newer cards the Plug-N-Play support should be disabled.

HARDWARE

     The ex driver supports the following Ethernet adapters:

     ·   Intel EtherExpress Pro/10
     ·   Intel EtherExpress Pro/10+
     ·   The Olicom OC2220

DIAGNOSTICS

     ex%d: Intel EtherExpress Pro/10, address %6D, connector %s  The device
     probe found an installed card, and was able to correctly install the
     device driver.

     ex%d: WARNING: boards EEPROM is configured for IRQ %d, using %d  The
     device probe detected that the board is configured for a different
     interrupt than the one specified in the kernel configuration file.

     ex%d: invalid IRQ.  The device probe detected an invalid IRQ setting.

SEE ALSO

     arp(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY

     The ex device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.

AUTHORS

     The ex device driver was written by Javier Martín Rueda.  This manual
     page was written by David E. O’Brien.

BUGS

     Currently the driver does not support multicast.