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NAME

     ie - Ethernet device driver

SYNOPSIS

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

           device ie

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

           if_ie_load="YES"

     In /boot/device.hints:
     hint.ie.0.at="isa"
     hint.ie.0.port="0x300"
     hint.ie.0.irq="5"
     hint.ie.0.maddr="0xd0000"

HARDWARE

     The ie driver provides supports the following 8 and 16bit ISA Ethernet
     cards that are based on the Intel i82586 chip:

     ·   3COM 3C507
     ·   AT&T EN100
     ·   AT&T Starlan 10
     ·   AT&T Starlan Fiber
     ·   Intel EtherExpress 16
     ·   RACAL Interlan NI5210

DIAGNOSTICS

     ie%d: unknown board type code %d  An i82586 chip was found, but the
     driver was unable to determine the actual board type during the probe.

     ie%d: kernel configured maddr %x doesnt match board configured maddr %x
     The device probe detected a different maddr than the one specified in the
     kernel configuration file.

     ie%d: cant find shared memory  The device probe could not access the
     shared memory to determine its size.

     ie%d: kernel configured msize %d doesnt match board configured msize %d
     The device probe found a different size for the shared memory than the
     one specified in the kernel configuration file.

     ie%d: kernel configured irq %d doesnt match board configured irq %d  The
     device probe detected that the board is configured for a different
     interrupt than the one specified in the kernel configuration file.

     ie%d: reset  The Intel i82586 had to be reset by the driver.

     ie%d: transceiver problem  The driver has detected a problem with the
     Ethernet transceiver.  This is usually due to a loose or broken
     transceiver cable when using an external transceiver.  When you
     experience this problem with an on-card transceiver your card may be
     incorrectly jumpered for to use an external transceiver.  Worst case your
     on-board transceiver may be broken.

     ie%d: TDR detected an open %d clocks away  The driver detected an open
     circuit in the Ethernet cable.  Check your coax cable and terminator
     resistors.

     ie%d: TDR detected a short %d clocks away  The driver detected a short
     circuit in the Ethernet cable.  Check your coax cable and terminator
     resistors.

     ie%d: TDR returned unknown status %x  The driver got an unknown status
     from the card during the Ethernet cable test.

     ie%d: multicast address setup command failed  The card could not be put
     into multicast mode.

     ie%d: configure command failed  The card refused to respond correctly
     during configuration.

     ie%d: individual address setup command failed  The programming of the
     Ethernet (MAC) address failed.

CAVEATS

     The Racal Interlan NI5210 comes in variants with 8 and 16 kbytes of
     shared memory.  It is strongly advisable to use the 16 kbyte variant.
     You can upgrade your 8 kbyte card to 16 kbyte by adding an additional RAM
     chip.

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHORS

     The ie device driver was written by Garrett A. Wollman, based on code by
     William F. Jolitz and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories.  3C507 support was
     written by Charles M. Hannum.  This manual page was written by Wilko C.
     Bulte.