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AXEN(4) NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual AXEN(4)
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axen -- ASIX Electronics AX88178a/AX88179 10/100/Gigabit USB Ethernet
axen* at uhub? port ?
rgephy* at mii?
The axen driver provides support for USB Ethernet adapters based on the
ASIX Electronics AX88178a and AX88779 USB 2.0 chipsets (potentially the
AX88779 supports USB 3.0, but there is currently no xhci support in
NetBSD), including the following:
Shanghai Donya DN-84327
The axen driver supports the following media types:
autoselect Enable autoselection of the media type and options (this is
the default). The user can manually override the autose-
lected mode by adding media options to the appropriate
10baseT Set 10Mbps operation.
100baseTX Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.
1000baseT Set 1000Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet) operation.
For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).
axen%d: watchdog timeout A packet was queued for transmission and a
transmit command was issued, however the device failed to acknowledge the
transmission before a timeout expired.
arp(4), mii(4), netintro(4), rgephy(4), usb(4), ifconfig.if(5),
The axen device driver first appeared in OpenBSD 5.4 and in NetBSD 7.0.
The axen driver was written by Yojiro UO <firstname.lastname@example.org> for OpenBSD and
ported to NetBSD by NONAKA Kimihiro <nonaka@NetBSD.org>.
NetBSD 7.1.2 October 26, 2013 NetBSD 7.1.2