Intel EEPro100 card

Blair Colbey colbey at
Wed Mar 5 11:53:01 CST 2003

I've got an onboard eepro100 chipset on my 2450 running great:

  eth0: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100]

I'd try the kernel driver again.. when the system boots up.. check for any
messages in kernel log (dmesg) .. then try and talk to the nic using
mii-tool and see if perhaps it's configured incorrectly or something.

Also update your kernel to 2.4.20.. I'm not sure if there are any fixes,
but that should be the 1st update..

Slack rocks!  ttyl.

On Wed, 5 Mar 2003 trlists at wrote:

> Is anyone using an Intel Etherexpress card?  Mine is supposedly an
> 82557 chip and I am using eepro100.o, newly downloaded and compiled as
> a module, and with eepro100 support removed from the kernel.
> The link to my switch comes up at power-on and will stay up if I use a
> static IP on the server, but if I try to switch to DHCP it cannot
> discover a DHCP server and it then takes the link down and I can't get
> it back up without rebooting, ifconfig with various options has no
> effect.
> I know the DHCP problems may lie elsewhere -- but the link should not
> go down like that, and I can't troubleshoot the DHCP unless I fix this
> first.
> All this on a PowerEdge 4100/200, Slackware 8.1 / kernel 2.4.18.
> Has anyone else seen this?  Any tips?
> Thanks ...
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