wdsetup - configure Western Digital and SMC ethernet cards.
wdsetup [-er] [-a ioaddr] [-b ramaddr] [-i irq] [-v level]
[-m [aui|twp|bnc]] [-p ioaddr] [--ramstart ramaddr]
[--irq irq] [--eeprom] [--regs] [--newaddr ioaddr]
[--media [aui|twp|bnc]] [--verbose level]
Wdsetup is used to configure the i/o address, interrupt line, ram size,
ram base address, wait states, network connection, rom size, and rom
base address. In the command line option method, wdsetup works
silently, and returns 0 for success, or -1 if an error occured. The
board is re-configured, and the soft eeprom configuration is unchanged.
In the interactive method, the current configuration is displayed, and
then the user is promped for the new configuration to put in to the
eeprom. If your jumpers are not set to soft/soft, both current and soft
configuration information will be shown.
Note that the W1 and W2 jumpers must be set to "soft" to use the eeprom
configuration on boot-up.
-a addr, --baseaddr addr
specifies i/o address at which to look for the card.
display eeprom contents. This option disables interactive
display register contents. This option disables interactive
-p ioaddr, --newaddr ioaddr
configure new i/o address. This option disables interactive
-i irq, --irq irq
configure new irq. This option disables interactive
-b ramaddr, --ramstart ramaddr
configure new ram address. This option disables interactive
-m [aui|twp|bnc], --media [aui|twp|bnc]
configure new media. aui is the 15 pin connector. twp is twisted
pair RJ-11? connector. bnc is the thin coax connector. This
option disables interactive configuration.
-v level, --verbose level
Set amount of information printed out. Used mainly for
1. wdsetup must be run as root.
2. Do not re-configure your card while the network software is
3. You may see "warning eeprom checksum error" if your card has not
been used with the latest SMC ezsetup, or wdsetup before. This is
normal, and the message will not appear after you update the soft
configuration in eeprom. (The old SMC ezsetup and wdsetup did not
have a master checksum). This mess- age will only appear on cards
with 82C584 BIC.
0. Since this program has not been widely tested, it would be wise to
have the Dos(yuck) ezsetup program handy in case something goes
1. If there is a problem with the auto recognition, use -a 280 (replace
280 with your card’s actual address).
2. It seems that some cards (not necessarily ethernet cards) may lockup
if you read their registers at the wrong time, so if you have such
cards, you must specify the address of your card using the wdsetup
-a option, otherwise the autodetect feature may lockup your