FC3 tulip Netgear FA310TX bug apparently fixed

Matthew Saltzman mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Sat Jan 1 00:43:25 UTC 2005


On Fri, 31 Dec 2004, Bob Chiodini wrote:

> On Fri, 2004-12-31 at 16:19 -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> > Old drivers for this device were showing each pair of bytes swapped in
> > the MAC address of one of my Ethernet cards.
> >
> > What I see now is 00:02:E3:09:73:C0. What I used to see is
> > 02:00:09:E3:C0:73. The difference came today, when I upgraded the box
> > from FC2 to FC3.
> >
> > The "new" MAC address is consistent with a sticker on the card, so I
> > guess it is the correct one. Also, it agrees with what Windows 9x
> > reported when I used this card in a W9x box. Apparently FC3 has
> > cleared up a bug that the driver has had for several years.
> >
> > Does anyone have a list of Ethernet vendor IDs  they can check against
> > this MAC address? That should tell for sure which is correct.
> >
> >
>
>
> Per http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/index.shtml:
>
>
> Here are the results of your search through the public section of the
> IEEE Standards OUI database report for 00-02-E3:
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________________
>
> 00-02-E3   (hex)		LITE-ON Communications, Inc.
> 0002E3     (base 16)		LITE-ON Communications, Inc.
> 				736 S. Hillview Drive
> 				Milpitas CA 95035
> 				UNITED STATES
>
> The byte swapped address does not find any matches.  It's not Netgear
> but who can tell anymore.

My Netgear cards (00-A0-CC) also show up as Lite-On in lspci and at the
above Website.

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		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
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