3com 590c (AUI) on Fedora4 - kernel 2.6.11

Gustavo Gouvea gustavo at scire.coppe.ufrj.br
Mon Dec 19 20:38:36 UTC 2005

Hi all,

I am currently upgrading a Linux router on my net and I found some problems with the network
On this new router I am using a 3com590c which works fine when I use the RJ-45 (10/100)
conection. This card has an RJ-45, a BNC and an AUI conector. But I have to use the AUI

The fact is that it doens't work with the AUI conection, only with a RJ-45/Twisted pair.
I have tried to load the module (3c59x) with "options=1", to force AUI conection, but I dont
know if the option is correct (1).

The cables are all ok, because the old router is up and running just fine, using a 3com
Etherlink II. I cannot use this card because its an ISA card, and I dont have ISA slots on the
new machine.

Is that possible for this card (3c590c) to be damaged only on the AUI conector? 
(I do the test pinging a machine on the same network, which is my gateway)
Is it possible that this gateway is doing a MAC address filtering and I will have to ask the
backbone admin to alow my new NIC?

I have very little experience with this AUI conections, so any tips would be very helpfull.

Thanks a lot.
Gustavo Gouvea

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