Duplex description inconsistency
"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:
- 10/100/1000 Full/Half duplex settings
Default should probably be "autonegotiate". Also, what is the difference between "Default" and "Autoselect"?
Updated by Jim Pingle almost 10 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.
Updated by Peter O almost 10 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."