[Chugalug] GigE NICs

John Aldrich mrmaxx at spamcop.net
Sun Feb 17 05:36:01 UTC 2013

On Sat February 16 2013 11:50:13 PM Matt Keys wrote:
> $ sudo lshw -c net
>    *-network
>         description: Ethernet interface
>         product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
>         vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
>         physical id: 0
>         bus info: pci at 0000:03:00.0
>         logical name: eth0
>         version: 03
>         serial: 90:fb:a6:ef:d0:ad
>         size: 1Gbit/s
>         capacity: 1Gbit/s
>         width: 64 bits
>         clock: 33MHz
>         capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom
> ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd
> autonegotiation
>         configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169
> driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw
> ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
>         resources: irq:43 ioport:ce00(size=256) memory:fdbff000-fdbfffff
> memory:fdbf8000-fdbfbfff memory:fdb00000-fdb1ffff
Even after installing lshw, typing "lshw -c net" didn't get me anything, so I 
ran it as follows: "lshw | grep net" and came up with the following:
[john at slave1 ~]$ sudo lshw | grep net
          description: Ethernet interface
          product: MCP61 Ethernet
          capabilities: bridge 

Doesn't tell me a whole lot. :(

That being said, I was looking around for information on the MCP61 Ethernet 
and found mention of another tool, ethtool, which I ran against ETH0 and came 
up with this: 
Settings for eth0:
        Supported ports: [ MII ]
        Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
        Supported pause frame use: No
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
        Advertised pause frame use: No
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 100Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: MII
        PHYAD: 1
        Transceiver: external
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Supports Wake-on: g
        Wake-on: d
        Link detected: yes
So, it appears that this on-board NIC can only do 100 Mbit. :(

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