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axe -- ASIX AX88172 USB Ethernet driver
axe* at uhub?
XXphy* at mii?
The axe driver supports the following adapters:
Corega FEther USB2-TX
Linksys USB 200M
The axe driver provides support for USB (2.0) Ethernet adapters based on
the ASIX AX88172 chip.
The chip contains a 10/100 Ethernet MAC with MII interface and is
designed to work with both Ethernet and HomePNA transceivers. The chip
also supports USB 2.0, thereby accommodating 100 Mb/s data rates.
The axe driver supports the following media types:
autoselect Enable automatic selection of the media type and
10baseT/UTP Set 10Mbps operation. The mediaopt option can also
be used to enable full-duplex operation. Not spec-
ifying full duplex implies half-duplex mode.
100baseTX Set 100Mbps (fast Ethernet) operation. The
mediaopt option can also be used to enable
full-duplex operation. Not specifying full duplex
implies half-duplex mode.
The axe driver supports the following media options:
full-duplex Force full duplex operation. The interface will
operate in half duplex mode if this media option is
For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).
arp(4), netintro(4), usb(4), ifconfig(8)
ASIX AX88172 data sheet, http://www.asix.com.tw.
The axe device driver first appeared in FreeBSD and was ported to
NetBSD 3.0. It replaces the NetBSD uax driver.
NetBSD 5.0 October 23, 2004 NetBSD 5.0