Alteon AceNIC Coper Seen as Fibre ? (and incorrect settings)

From: Stephan van Hienen (
Date: Tue Dec 10 2002 - 16:03:03 EST

Sun UltraSparc 10
kernel 2.4.20

eth2: Alteon AceNIC Gigabit Ethernet at 0x1ff02900000, irq 6,7d0
  Tigon II (Rev. 6), Firmware: 12.4.11, MAC: 00:60:cf:20:92:fc
  PCI bus width: 32 bits, speed: 33MHz, latency: 64 clks
eth2: Firmware up and running

unplugging the utp cable, and plugging back in gives :

eth2: 10/100BaseT link UP
eth2: Optical link DOWN
eth2: 10/100BaseT link UP

but this card is not an Fibre (Optical) card ?

also ethtool gives incorrect information :
(ethtool 1.7)

Settings for eth2:
        Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
        Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
                                1000baseT/Half 1000baseT/Full
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  Not reported
        Advertised auto-negotiation: No
        Speed: 1000Mb/s
        Duplex: Half
        Port: FIBRE
        PHYAD: 0
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: off

card is connected to 100mbit switch at full duplex and i think Auto-negotiation is on ?

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