AIX 1.3 Ethernet NICs
> Which model 3Com boards does AIX for PS/2
Russ Heise, AIX
AIX PS/2 includes support for:
The code for the latter is not installed in AIX
PS/2 as shipped.
Instead, it is provided in /usr/nifl/3com/*. This
includes a README
file which explains how to install the code. These
are the only vendor
boards currently supported.
Ed. There are no
reports of the 3c529 working
with the 3c523 drivers.
>Is anybody running successfully with a 3com
ethernet board on a PS/2
model 80 running AIX 1.2? After following the
manual to the point
(except not using an Ungerman Bass board), 'ifconfig
net0' or 'netconfig
net0' both return "no such device or address".
Maybe I didn't follow
it exactly to the point... Any clues?
Jim DeRoest said:
You have to have the 3c523.o driver installed per
in the /usr/nifl/3com directory. After kernel
rebuild and boot, you
can ifconfig interface en0. We have it working on
a couple of Model
Jack F. Vogel
I don't know about the documentation but if
here the 3com is not 'net0', I don't rightly recall what
it is called.
What you should do is give the command 'netstat -i' and
this will give
you the names and status of the various interfaces the
kernel has configured.
Thanks for the mailed and follow-up'd responses, I
have it working
now. The only detail missing in the follow-ups is
that you need an
upgrade of the /usr/nifl/3com code, known to some as AIX
1.2 level 300,
and that the IRQ level of the board must be set to 12.
SMC 8013 EP/A Under 1.3
Link has been hard at work sharpening the AIX...
"AIX PS/2 is working with the SMC 8013 EP/A! No need
for token ring.
Install the wd driver under /usr/nifl/wd with "make
install", edit /etc/rc.tcpip
the line with ifconfig en0 to wd0. That's all."
I may disagree with "no need for Token Ring",
but here's another useful card under AIX.