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       winbond-diag  -  EEPROM  setup  and  diagnostic program for Winbond w89c840 based Ethernet


       winbond-diag [options]


       winbond-diag is a program that you can use to diagnose problems with Ethernet cards  based
       on the Winbond w89c840 chip.


       These  programs  follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes (`-').  A summary of options is included below.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -V, --version
              Show version of program.

       -v, --verbose
              Verbose mode.

       -q, --quiet
              Be very unverbose.

       -# <cardnum>
              Use card number <cardnum>.

       -a, --show_all_registers
              Print all registers.

       -e, --show-eeprom
              Dump EEPROM contents to stdout.

       -E, --emergency-rewrite
              Re-write a corrupted EEPROM.

       -p, --base-address <port>
              Specify port to use.

       -A, --Advertise <mediaype>
              Advertise media type. Valid Options are: 10baseT, 100baseT4, 100baseTx,  100baseTx-
              FD, 100baseTx-HD, 10baseT-FD and 10baseHD.

       -F, --new-interface <interface>
              Interface  number.  Options  that make sense are: 10baseT, 10base2, AUI, 100baseTx,
              10baseT-FDX, 100baseTx-FDX, 100baseT4, 100baseFx, 100baseFx-FDX, MII and Autosense.

       -H, --new-hwaddress <address>
              Set card to a new hardware address.

       -m, --show-mii
              Dump MII management registers.

       -R, --reset
              Reset the transceiver.

       -T, --test
              Do register and SRAM test.

       -w, --write-EEPROM <values>
              Write to the EEPROMS with the specified values. Do not use this, if you do not know
              what you do!

       -f, --force-detection
              Try to identify the card, even if it is active.

       -t, --chip-type <card>
              Explicitly  set  the  chip.  To  get  all  valid numbers, run winbond-diag with the
              options '-t -1'.




       winbond-diag was written and is still  maintained  by  Donald  Becker  <>.
       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Alain  Schroeder  <>, for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                        February 18, 2002                         WINBOND-DIAG(8)