Re: TDR function of MICOM NI5210 card


Karl Auerbach (auerbach@csl.sri.com)
Tue, 30 Aug 88 16:32:51 PDT


Recently I put together a driver for an Ether-board that uses the Intel
82586 controller. As part of the software initialization I had it do
a TDR check. It was useful for testing the cable, and more importantly,
the drop cable and connectors.

However, there were circumstances where the TDR check failed -- mainly
on broadband networks and over-extended Ethernets.

If you do the TDR it would probably be useful to add an option to bypass
the test for those nets on which it fails but not as a result of an error.

                                --karl--



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