Networking Connectivity
Intel® PRO/1000 T Server Adapter
Compatibility with Gigabit-Only Copper Switch Ports

Problem:
Versions of Intel® PRO/1000 base driver software dated prior to 1/30/2001 may perform poorly when transferring data between the Intel PRO/1000 T Server Adapter and a Copper Gigabit-only switch port using a TBI interface. (Does not affect fiber adapters or 100/1000 or 10/100/1000 switch ports.)

Solution:
Upgrade your base driver to the following versions:

  • Windows NT* 4.0 & Windows* 2000: ver. 2.84
    Please run unswcomp.exe first, if you have previously run swcomp.exe.
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  • Novell* (using Chsm spec driver): ver. 2.71
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  • Linux* (2.2.x and 2.4. kernels): ver. 3.0.7
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  • Solaris* 2.6, 7, or 8: ver. 2.6.1
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  • UnixWare* 7.x (ddi8 driver): ver. 2.7.5
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Exceptions:
UnixWare 7.x with ddi7 driver: the latest version is 2.5.20
To Test: Ping odd and even packets.
Change: If one is not successful, change the existing space.c parameter from 0 to 1. e.g.
uint_t e1000g_tbi_mode_workaround=1;

This applies to:

Intel® PRO/1000 T Server Adapter



Solution ID: CS-009211
Last Modified: 07-Oct-2013
Date Created: 11-Feb-2004
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