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NAME

bfe - "Broadcom BCM4401 Ethernet Device Driver"

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SYNOPSIS

To compile support for the bfe driver into your kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:


.Cd "device miibus"


.Cd "device bfe"

Alternatively, to load the bfe driver at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
if_bfe_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The bfe driver provides support for Broadcom BCM4401 based Fast Ethernet adapters.

The bfe driver supports the following media types:

autoselect Enable autoselection of the media type and options.
10baseT/UTP Set 10Mbps operation.
100baseTX Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.

The bfe driver supports the following media options:

full-duplex Set full duplex operation.

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

DIAGNOSTICS

"bfe%d: couldn’t map memory" A fatal initialization error has occurred.
"bfe%d: couldn’t map interrupt" A fatal initialization error has occurred.
"bfe%d: failed to allocate DMA resources" There are not enough mbufs available for allocation.
"bfe%d: watchdog timeout -- resetting" The device has stopped responding to the network, or there is a problem with the network connection (cable).

SEE ALSO

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

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