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Re: IBM Token Ring adapter II
Stef Hoesli Wiederwald wrote:
> I need a card which is able to do 16 MBit.
> I use Debian 1.3.1 with Kernel 2.0.29
> I have three Token Ring adapters with a big silver colored IBM chip
> (one of them has also a small silver colored IBM chip),
> and two smaller chips with a IBM label and number on a sticker. All of
> them can be configured via DIP switches. Unfortunately, I have no
> manuals for them. The first two were not recognized at all by the
> ibmtr module. The third one was recognized. So I set the DIP switches
> on the other two cards as on the third. Now a second card is also
> recognized. The other one is still not recognized.
> The recognized ones are cards for an 8-bit ISA slot, with only a
> 9 hole SUB-D connector. ibmtr tells me:
> ibmtr.c: v1.3.57 8/7/94 ... 2/20/95
> tr0: ISA 16/4 Adapter/II found using irq9, PIOaddr a20, 16k shared RAM.
> tr0: Hardware address: ...
> The not recognized one is for a 16-bit slot, and has a SUB-D and
> another connector (don't know the name).
> The DIP switches are set like this:
> 1 ->
> 2 <-
> 3 <-
> 4 ->
> 5 ->
> 6 <-
> 7 <-
> 8 <-
> 9 ->
> 10 ->
> 11 <-
> 12 <-
> Does Adapter/II mean, that the cards can only be used in 4 MBit mode
> (But there is a green sticker on the card stating 16/4)?
> Has anybody a description of the DIP switches of these cards?
> Which of these numbers on the silver and black chips can be used to
> determine the type of the card?
> I tried on IBMs Website, to find information, but without luck. Is
> there eny other source of information for these cards on the net?
> After insmod ibmtr I tried to ping myself, but ping just tells me:
> PING my.host (<my IP #>): 56 data bytes
> ping: sendto: Network is unreachable
> The card is not yet connected to a network. Is this the problem?
> Thanks a lot!
> WebMaster D-CHEM
> UNIX and Windows NT administration, SOS-ETH
> ETH Zurich
> firstname.lastname@example.org http://hoes.li
The error "ping: sendto: Network is unreachable" is a problem with
route tables. Check that if there is any route to your adapter's
For example, if your netmask is xxx.yyy.zzz.0 you should do:
route add -net xxx.yyy.zzz.0 tr0 ( or other interface )
Jose Angel Berna
Jose Angel Berna Galiano
Grupo de Astrofisica y Tecnologia Espacial
Departamento de Fisica, Ingenieria de Sistemas y Teoria de la Seņal
Universidad de Alicante
P.O. Box 99 03080 Alicante (Spain)