I used the auto-negotiation function with several intel controllers now, but the 82573 is causing some trouble.
I want to establish a hardware based auto-negotiation. To perform this the specifications first step is:
"LRST transition from 1b to 0b in CTRL register". But this bit is reserved. for the 82573 controller.
I tried some other ways, but it just dont works.
Can anybody tell me how the auto-negotiation works with this controller?
I tried all ways described in http://download.intel.com/design/network/manuals/31608004.pdf to establish a link with
the 82573, but none of them worked. So can anybody tell me how it works with this controller?
I had a look at the linux driver, but I can't see any special thing for the 82573 there.
I really need help here, so it would be very nice of those who can help me...