Re: DFE-530TX with no mac address

From: Urban Widmark (
Date: Sat Feb 03 2001 - 12:41:25 EST

On Sat, 3 Feb 2001 wrote:

> I noticed that the mac address was stored in the registers and
> eprom. I guess it would not be as easy as just writing the mac
> back in the blank eprom and registers?

What my changed via-diag tries to do is to tell the chip to reload things
from the eeprom (note that the diag program doesn't actually list the
eeprom contents).

You can always try writing all the registers with "good" values.

> Is there a reset 'thing' for thses chips, that sets them back to
> factory tests (like switching them off)?
> So.....How do I go about playing this game?

You find the reset "thing". Maybe there is better documentation somewhere.
Maybe your bios allows you to reset something on reboots.

The pdf document has a few things that you can play with, SRST, INIT,


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