Xircom 10/100 Network Card and 3Com 10/100 Base-TX

Ian Pallfreeman ip at mcc.ac.uk
Wed Dec 13 13:20:01 GMT 2000

> I have a problem with a Xircom 10/100 CE3 network card, in that I cannot get 
> it to drive at 100Mbit works OK at 10Mbit. I have what claims to be a 
> 10/100Base-TX adapter cable that I belive should support the 100Mbit 
> networking. I have my network plugged into a 100Mbit hub port. I get the 
> following from ifconfig:

Have you tried forcing the card into 100baseTX mode, rather than letting it
negotiate with the hub? The negotiation isn't 100% guaranteed, and you might
even have to take it further and force-configure the hub too. 

>         inet6 fe80::280:c7ff:fed9:7495%xe0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0xb 
>         inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast
>         ether 00:80:c7:d9:74:95 
>         media: autoselect (10baseT/UTP)
>         supported media: autoselect 10baseT/UTP 100baseTX

Are you sure you want an IP4 address of []? That may be your problem,
rather than the lower level.


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