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ADMtek AN986 Pegasus USB Ethernet driver.

November 24, 2015
AUE(4) BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual AUE(4)


aue — ADMtek AN986 Pegasus USB Ethernet driver


To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configura‐ tion file: device uhci device ohci device usb device miibus device uether device aue Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5): if_aue_load="YES"


The aue driver provides support for USB Ethernet adapters based on the ADMtek AN986 Pegasus chipset. The LinkSys USB10T adapters that contain the AN986 Pegasus chipset will operate at 100Base- TX and full-duplex. The Pegasus contains a 10/100 Ethernet MAC with MII interface and is designed to work with both Ethernet and HomePNA transceivers. Although designed to interface with 100Mbps periph‐ erals, the existing USB standard specifies a maximum transfer speed of 12Mbps. Users should therefore not expect to actually achieve 100Mbps speeds with these devices. The Pegasus supports a 64-bit multicast hash table, single perfect filter entry for the sta‐ tion address and promiscuous mode. Packets are received and transmitted over separate USB bulk transfer endpoints. The aue driver supports the following media types: autoselect Enable autoselection of the media type and options. The user can man‐ ually override the autoselected mode by adding media options to the /etc/rc.conf file. 10baseT/UTP Set 10Mbps operation. The mediaopt option can also be used to enable full-duplex operation. Not specifying full duplex implies half-duplex mode. 100baseTX Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation. The mediaopt option can also be used to enable full-duplex operation. Not specifying full duplex implies half-duplex mode. The aue driver supports the following media options: full-duplex Force full duplex operation. The interface will operate in half duplex mode if this media option is not specified. For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).


Adapters supported by the aue driver include: · Abocom UFE1000, DSB650TX_NA · Accton USB320-EC, SpeedStream · ADMtek AN986, AN8511 · Billionton USB100, USB100LP, USB100EL, USBE100 · Corega Ether FEther USB-T, FEther USB-TX, FEther USB-TXS · D-Link DSB-650, DSB-650TX, DSB-650TX-PNA · Elecom LD-USBL/TX · Elsa Microlink USB2Ethernet · HP hn210e · I-O Data USB ETTX · Kingston KNU101TX · LinkSys USB10T adapters that contain the AN986 Pegasus chipset, USB10TA, USB10TX, USB100TX, USB100H1 · MELCO LUA-TX, LUA2-TX · Netgear FA101 · Planex UE-200TX · Sandberg USB to Network Link (model number 133-06) · Siemens Speedstream · SmartBridges smartNIC · SMC 2202USB · SOHOware NUB100


aue%d: watchdog timeout A packet was queued for transmission and a transmit command was issued, however the device failed to acknowledge the transmission before a timeout expired. aue%d: no memory for rx list The driver failed to allocate an mbuf for the receiver ring.


altq(4), arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8) ADMtek AN986 data sheet,


The aue device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 4.0.


The aue driver was written by Bill Paul <>.
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aue(4freebsd) referred by ALTQ(4freebsd) | altq(4freebsd) | cdce(4freebsd) | if_aue(4freebsd) | if_cdce(4freebsd) | miibus(4freebsd) | usb(4freebsd)
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