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AXGE(4) BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual AXGE(4)

NAME

axge — ASIX Electronics AX88178A/AX88179 USB Gigabit Ethernet driver

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:

device xhci
device ehci
device uhci
device ohci
device usb
device miibus
device uether
device axge

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):

if_axge_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The axge driver provides support for USB Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the ASIX Electronics AX88179 USB 3.0 and AX88178A USB 2.0 chipsets.

The AX88179 and AX88178A contain a 10/100/1000 Ethernet MAC with a GMII interface for interfacing with the Gigabit Ethernet PHY.

These devices will operate with both USB 1.x and USB 2.0 controllers, and the AX88179 will operate with USB 3.0 controllers. Packets are received and transmitted over separate USB bulk transfer endpoints.

The axge driver supports the following media types:

autoselect

Enable autoselection of the media type and options. The user can manually override the autoselected mode by adding media options to rc.conf(5).

10baseT/UTP

Set 10Mbps operation. The ifconfig(8) mediaopt option can also be used to select either full-duplex or half-duplex modes.

100baseTX

Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation. The ifconfig(8) mediaopt option can also be used to select either full-duplex or half-duplex modes.

1000baseT

Set 1000Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet) operation (AX88178 only). The ifconfig(8) mediaopt option can also be used to select either full-duplex or half-duplex modes.

The axge driver supports the following media options:

full-duplex

Force full duplex operation.

half-duplex

Force half duplex operation.

For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

SEE ALSO

altq(4), arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), rgephy(4), vlan(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY

The axge device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 10.1.

AUTHORS

The axge driver was written by Kevin Lo <kevlo [AT] FreeBSD.org> and Li-Wen Hsu <lwhsu [AT] FreeBSD.org>. This manual page was adapted by Mark Johnston <markj [AT] FreeBSD.org> from the axe(4) manual page.

BSD November 24, 2015 BSD

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