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NAME

     bfe - Broadcom BCM4401 Ethernet Device Driver

SYNOPSIS

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

           device miibus
           device bfe

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

           if_bfe_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

     The bfe driver provides support for Broadcom BCM4401 based Fast Ethernet
     adapters.

     The bfe driver supports the following media types:

     autoselect   Enable autoselection of the media type and options.

     10baseT/UTP  Set 10Mbps operation.

     100baseTX    Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.

     The bfe driver supports the following media options:

     full-duplex  Set full duplex operation.

     For further information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

DIAGNOSTICS

     bfe%d: couldnt map memory  A fatal initialization error has occurred.

     bfe%d: couldnt map interrupt  A fatal initialization error has occurred.

     bfe%d: failed to allocate DMA resources  There are not enough mbufs
     available for allocation.

     bfe%d: watchdog timeout -- resetting  The device has stopped responding
     to the network, or there is a problem with the network connection
     (cable).

SEE ALSO

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

HISTORY

     The bfe device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.1.

AUTHORS

     The bfe device driver was written by Stuart Walsh and Duncan Barclay.
     This manual page was written by Stuart Walsh.