>I have a combo ethernet card (NE2000) for which I can't configure the media
>type (BNC or Twisted Pair) with the DOS configuration tool. I can't connect to
>the internet, but it doesn't seems to be an error of IRQ or I/O. These
>parameters are set up properly.
>I wonder if there is anything how I can tell linux to use the 10BaseT
In general, no. There is no provision in the NE2000 register interface to
set the transceiver used. So each board type uses a unique method.
Generally this is either a jumper, or an EEPROM setting. Some boards also
implement "use 10baseT if there is link beat, otherwise use the other
If you have a real NE2000+ or another board that uses the NatSemi 83905 I've
written a setup program that may work to set the transceiver type:
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