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 From:  "Frank Echanique" <Frank at ocfaq dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Problems with m0n0 wall and two fiber network cards 3Com 3c905b-FX and Allied Telesyn 2700FX
 Date:  Tue, 21 Sep 2004 20:49:17 -0400
Ok background info first :-)
lnc0 is my WAN pcn0 is my OPT1 and xl0 is my LAN, its on an intel BX board
with a PIII 550 and 128mb ram, loads from a 2gb quantum drive
Here is my ifconfig
$ ifconfig
inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
ether 00:00:f4:ae:3c:21
inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
ether 00:30:84:0e:df:3d
media: Ethernet 100baseFX <full-duplex>
status: active
inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
ether 00:01:02:66:d9:42
media: Ethernet 100baseFX
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
inet netmask 0xff000000 
ppp0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
sl0: flags=c010<POINTOPOINT,LINK2,MULTICAST> mtu 552
faith0: flags=8002<BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ok first thig is first, I need to get xl0 my lan interface to full duplex,
it is a 3Com 3c905FX 100FX network card, which I know for a fact support
full duplex
when I type the “ifconfig xl0 media 100BaseFX mediaopt full-duplex” command
I get this…
$ ifconfig xl0 media 100BaseFX mediaopt full-duplex
ifconfig: SIOCSIFMEDIA: Device not configured
any suggestions on this?
The other problem I have is with my pcn0 which is an Allied-Telesyn 2700FX
network card, uses an AMD PCNet/FAST + chipset…
When the machine starts up, the card has a link and the switch shows that
the card has a link…
When m0n0wall starts up all the cards loose link when they are initialized
but then they all get their link again… except the AT card… the switch still
shows it as linked but the card dosent show any lights at all (it has
separate LED’s for Link/Duplex/Rx/Tx)
I have google searched the lists all day and havent found anything to help
me get past where I am right now, helped me fix a lot of other problems and
im sure with the amount of smart people here it wont be a problem figuring
these out :-)
Thanks in advance