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       natsemi-diag  -  EEPROM setup and diagnostic program for ethernet cards
       based on the National Semiconductor DP83810 / 83815 chips.


       natsemi-diag [options]


       netsemi-diag is a program that you can use to  diagnose  problems  with
       ethernet  cards  based  on  the  National Semiconductor DP83810 / 83815


       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.

       -A, --Advertise <mediaype>
              Advertise media type. Valid  Options  are:  10baseT,  100baseT4,
              100baseTx,  100baseTx-FD, 100baseTx-HD, 10baseT-FD and 10baseHD.

       -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 natsemi-
              diag with the options ’-t -1’.




       netsemi-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

                               February 18, 2002