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Bug #1910

Duplex description inconsistency

Added by Peter O about 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Very Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Interfaces
Target version:
Start date:
09/27/2011
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
2.0
Affected Architecture:
All

Description

In interface configuration when choosing Duplex settings, the help text states:
"Here you can explicitly set speed and duplex mode for this interface. WARNING: You MUST leave this set to autonegotiate unless the port this interface connects to has its speed and duplex forced."
While the options are:
  • Default
  • Autoselect
  • 10/100/1000 Full/Half duplex settings
  • None

Default should probably be "autonegotiate". Also, what is the difference between "Default" and "Autoselect"?

Associated revisions

Revision 6c1ebf81 (diff)
Added by Jim Pingle about 8 years ago

Clarify text/settings for media selection. Fixes #1910

Revision 433e9842 (diff)
Added by Jim Pingle about 8 years ago

Clarify text/settings for media selection. Fixes #1910

History

#1 Updated by Jim Pingle about 8 years ago

The default is to not set a value, so the OS handles it automatically.

Autonegotiate forces the NIC to autonegotiate rather than let the OS decide.

The others (attempt to) force the NIC to behave as they state in terms of duplex and speed.

The text could probably be clarified a bit, but the list is populated automatically from the list of media provided by the network card (ifconfig -m), so that may be part of the reason for the inconsistency in the list itself.

#2 Updated by Peter O about 8 years ago

With "ifconfig -m" My Broadcom, Intel and Realtek chipsets call it "Autoselect" so I think the text can be changed to something like:
"WARNING: You MUST leave this set to "Default" (let OS decide, usually defaults to "autonegotiate") or "Autoselect" (autonegotiate) unless the port this interface connects to has its speed and duplex forced."

#3 Updated by Jim Pingle about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#5 Updated by Chris Buechler about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

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