Re: EtherExpress 16 media connector

David C. Eilering (
Sat, 18 Dec 1999 08:48:54 -0600 (CST)

Thanks for the suggestion. I read the same thing in ifconfig's man page.
However, the option doesn't seem to work. I have tried:

ifconfig eth0 media 10baset up <- gives a SIOCSIFMAP: Operation not
supported error

ifconfig eth0 10baset up <- gives a 10baset: Host name lookup failure

While searching the internet, I have found that other people have trouble
with the [media type] syntax of ifconfig. Does anybody know how to get
this option to work with ifconfig?

Also, if I decide to change to a different ethernet card, is installation
just a matter of using rmmod and insmod? Or, will I need to make other

Thanks again!


On Sat, 18 Dec 1999, Mario Rafael wrote:

> Hi David. :)
> I guess that it is much simpler than looking inside eexpress.c. I think (I
> may be wrong) that the media type can be specified through ifconfig, at
> least in ifconfig's man page it appears as a configurable option.
> ifconfig interface media 10BaseT
> Mario.
> e-Mail :

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