AUE(4) MidnightBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual AUE(4)

NAME

aue — ADMtek AN986 Pegasus USB Ethernet driver

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:

device uhci
device ohci
device usb
device miibus
device aue

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):

if_aue_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The aue driver provides support for USB Ethernet adapters based on the ADMtek AN986 Pegasus chipset.

The LinkSys USB10T adapters that contain the AN986 Pegasus chipset will operate at 100Base-TX and full-duplex.

The Pegasus contains a 10/100 Ethernet MAC with MII interface and is designed to work with both Ethernet and HomePNA transceivers. Although designed to interface with 100Mbps peripherals, the existing USB standard specifies a maximum transfer speed of 12Mbps. Users should therefore not expect to actually achieve 100Mbps speeds with these devices.

The Pegasus supports a 64-bit multicast hash table, single perfect filter entry for the station address and promiscuous mode. Packets are received and transmitted over separate USB bulk transfer endpoints.

The aue driver supports the following media types:

autoselect

Enable autoselection of the media type and options. The user can manually override the autoselected mode by adding media options to the /etc/rc.conf file.

10baseT/UTP

Set 10Mbps operation. The mediaopt option can also be used to enable full-duplex operation. Not specifying 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 aue 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 not specified.

For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

HARDWARE

Adapters supported by the aue driver include:

Abocom UFE1000, DSB650TX_NA

Accton USB320-EC, SpeedStream

ADMtek AN986, AN8511

Billionton USB100, USB100LP, USB100EL, USBE100

Corega Ether FEther USB-T, FEther USB-TX, FEther USB-TXS

D-Link DSB-650, DSB-650TX, DSB-650TX-PNA

Elecom LD-USBL/TX

Elsa Microlink USB2Ethernet

HP hn210e

I-O Data USB ETTX

Kingston KNU101TX

LinkSys USB10T adapters that contain the AN986 Pegasus chipset, USB10TA, USB10TX, USB100TX, USB100H1

MELCO LUA-TX, LUA2-TX

Planex UE-200TX

Sandberg USB to Network Link (model number 133-06)

Siemens Speedstream

SmartBridges smartNIC

SMC 2202USB

SOHOware NUB100

DIAGNOSTICS

aue%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.

aue%d: no memory for rx list  The driver failed to allocate an mbuf for the receiver ring.

SEE ALSO

arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)

ADMtek AN986 data sheet

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http://www.admtek.com.tw .

HISTORY

The aue device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 4.0.

AUTHORS

The aue driver was written by Bill Paul 〈wpaul@ee.columbia.edu〉.

MidnightBSD 0.3 July 16, 2005 MidnightBSD 0.3