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ne2k-pci-diag - EEPROM setup and diagnostic program for PCI NE2000 ethernet

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ne2k-pci-diag - EEPROM setup and diagnostic program for PCI NE2000 ethernet cards.


ne2k-pci-diag [options]


ne2k-pci-diag is a program that you can use to diagnose problems with PCI NE200 Enternet adapters. This include cards with RealTek RTL8029AS, Holtak HT80232 ECON-PCI, Winbond W89c940f and VIA VT86C926 (Amazon) chips.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-V, --version
Show version of program.
-v, --verbose
Verbose mode.
-q, --quiet
Be very unverbose.
-a, --show_all_registers
Print all registers.
-# <cardnum>
Use card number <cardnum>.
-e, --show-eeprom
Dump EEPROM contents to stdout.
-E, --emergency-rewrite
Re-write a corrupted EEPROM.
-p, --port-base <port>
Specify port to use.
-F, --new-interface <interface>
Interface number. Options that make sense are: 10baseT, 10base2, AUI, 100baseTx, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTx-FDX, 100baseT4, 100baseFx, 100baseFx-FDX, MII and Autosense.
-H, --new-hwaddress <address>
Set card to a new hardware address.
-m, --show-mii
Dump MII management registers.
-R, --reset
Reset the transceiver.
-T, --test
Do register and SRAM test.
-w, --write-EEPROM <values>
Write to the EEPROMS with the specified values. Do not use this, if you do not know what you do!
-f, --force-detection
Try to identify the card, even if it is active.
-t, --chip-type <card>
Explicitly set the chip. To get all valid numbers, run ne2k-pci-diag with the options '-t -1'.




ne2k-pci-diag was written and is still maintained by Donald Becker <>. This manual page was written by Alain Schroeder <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
February 18, 2002 Debian Sid