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tl -- Ethernet driver for Texas Instruments ThunderLAN based board
tl* at pci? dev ? function ?
Configuration of PHYs is necessary. See mii(4).
The tl device driver supports network adapters based on the Texas Instru-
ments ThunderLAN chip.
Supported cards include:
in baseboard and PCI variants (10BASE-T-only variant
Compaq NetFlex 3/P
in baseboard variant only (the PCI variant doesn't use the
It Baseboard Compaq Deskpro 4000 5233MMX Ethernet
(This has been tested on the Deskpro 4000M only).
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
The tl driver doesn't have full automatic media selection. By default it
will do an Nway (IEEE 802.3u) negotiation on the 10BASE-T port for the
speed and duplex mode with the link partner. If the AUI or BNC port is
used, an explicit media type must be specified to ifconfig(8).
ifmedia(4), mii(4), netintro(4), pci(4), ifconfig(8)
The board marked as untested will always claim having an AUI connector,
where it may be a BNC one.
NetBSD 7.1.2 May 16, 2009 NetBSD 7.1.2