hopefully an easy answer. Any idea how to change the transceiver type on a
PCI 3C590 Etherlink III board (running redhat 7.1 btw)? I have one here
and have a feeling it's been left using something other than the twisted
The board looks happy under linux, the IP config all looks fine, and I'm
using a known-good cable between the board and the hub (curiously both the
light and the board and the light on the hub are on) - I just can't get
any data through the card.
Either the board is broken, or I'm hoping it's just switched to the wrong
interface / transceiver.
The diags at www.scyld.com seem to imply that there's another 3C590 PCI
board which is branded an XL - mine's an Etherlink III 10Mbps though,
which I get the impression is something different despite having the same
model number! The board's quite old, 1996 vintage by the looks of it.
Hopefully I can change the transceiver used from Linux though without
having to hook up a drive with DOS on it and use any 3Com DOS utils from