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tl - Ethernet driver for Texas Instruments ThunderLAN based board
tl* at pci? dev ? function ? Configuration of PHYs are necessary. See mii(4).
The tl device driver supports network adapters based on the Texas Instru- ments ThunderLAN chip.
Supported cards include: Compaq Netelligent in baseboard and PCI variants (10bT-only variant untested). Compaq NetFlex 3/P in baseboard variant only (the PCI variant doesn't use the same chip !). Baseboard Compaq Deskpro 4000 5233MMX Ethernet (untested). TI TravelMate 5000 series laptop docking station's Ethernet board.
The different models of the supported boards come with some subset of RJ-45, BNC and AUI connectors. Media selection is done using ifconfig(8) using the standard ifmedia(4) mechanism. Refer to those manual pages for more information. The tl driver don't have full automatic media selection. By default it will do an NWay on the UTP port for negotiation of the speed and duplex mode with the link partner. If the AUI or BNC port is used, an explicit medium must be specified to ifconfig(8) or in your /etc/ file.
The board marked as untested will always claim having an AUI connector, where it may be a BNC one.
ifconfig(8), ifmedia(4), netintro(4), pci(4), mii(4) NetBSD 1.5 October 17, 1997 1
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