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SubjectRe: SIS900 module detects two transceivers, picks the wrong one
On Mon, 3 Feb 2003, Cameron Goble wrote:

> Hello,
> I am having trouble with the SIS900 driver module v1.08.04. The module
> installs correctly and does not return an error, but ... well...
> Perhaps dmesg will explain better:
> eth0: AMD79C901 HomePNA PHY transceiver found at address 2.
> eth0: AMD79C901 10BASE-T PHY transceiver found at address 3.
> eth0: using transceiver found at address 2 as default
> eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xec400, IRQ 11, 00:30:67:09:53:81.
> So the network interface is a multi-function device, built onto the
> motherboard. The driver picks the HomePNA transceiver, but I want to use
> the 10BASE-T transceiver. Is there an option I can pass, or some code I
> can edit that force the driver to pick the 10BASE-T transceiver at
> address 3?

The HomePNA protocol usually uses the exact same kind of wire at
10BASE-T. It's just wired differently. I don't think you have two
such connectors on your board.

This looks as though your wire is just connected backwards, i.e.,
you have a reversed patch-cord.

Are you connected to a Hub? Does the LED on the hub show that
the wire is connected properly an does the LED on/near the connector on
your PC show that its connected correctly also?

If you really do have to such connectors, just use eth1 instead of
eth0, i.e., `ifconfig eth1 ip-address ...`

Dick Johnson
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