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=== Ethernet Features ===
 
=== Ethernet Features ===
 
* Chipset: 3Com 3c556b
 
* Chipset: 3Com 3c556b
* Speeds: 10/100
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* PCI ID: 10b7:6056 or 10b7:6055
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* Speeds: Full-duplex 10/100
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=== Modem Features ===
 
=== Modem Features ===
* Chipset: 3Com
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* Chipset: 3Com or Lucent
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* PCI ID: 10b7:1007 (for 3Com)
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* Speeds: 56 Kbps with V.90
 
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=== IBM Partnumbers ===
 
=== IBM Partnumbers ===
 
IBM Option PN: 09N9774<br>
 
IBM Option PN: 09N9774<br>
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* 3Com Ethernet/Modem Mini PCI combo card
 
* 3Com Ethernet/Modem Mini PCI combo card
 
* Mini PCI combo card (3Com)
 
* Mini PCI combo card (3Com)
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=== Firmware ===
 
=== Firmware ===
 
A 'Boot Agent' (PXE boot) firmware update for this adapter is available from IBM.
 
A 'Boot Agent' (PXE boot) firmware update for this adapter is available from IBM.
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=== Linux Ethernet driver ===
 
=== Linux Ethernet driver ===
 
This card will work with the standard '[[3c59x]]' Linux driver as part of any recent 2.4 or 2.6 kernel<br>
 
This card will work with the standard '[[3c59x]]' Linux driver as part of any recent 2.4 or 2.6 kernel<br>
This card doesn't seem to work with recent 2.6 kernels when using acpi. See [[Problem with 3Com 10/100 Ethernet card not being recognized|problem page]] for detailed info.<br>
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This card doesn't work "out of the box" with 2.6 kernels before 2.6.14-rc1 when using ACPI. See the [[Problem with 3Com 10/100 Ethernet card not being recognized|problem page]] for detailed information.<br>
  
 
=== Linux Modem driver ===
 
=== Linux Modem driver ===
No Linux Modem driver exists for this adapter
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* No Linux Modem driver exists for the 3Com modem with the PCI ID listed above.  There was [http://linmodems.org/cgi-bin/ezmlm-cgi?1:msp:1229:cilpipdmolabpbbbibgd brief interest from 3Com] for creating a Linux driver, but it was never completed.
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* The Lucent Modem should be supported by the [http://www.heby.de/ltmodem/ ltmodem driver for Linux].
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=== Bugs/Caveats ===
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* The 3Com driver does not support power management.  See [http://lkml.org/lkml/2000/8/14/63 Andrew Morton's e-mail] to the LKML on the subject.  As a workaround, remove the 3c59x module before suspending the machine.  However, the kernel documentation (vortex.txt) refers to the "enable_wol" parameter enabling Wake-on-LAN and "power management support", unsure if this is relevant
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{{Fixme|This information is out of date and incomplete}}
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=== External Links ===
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* [http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/printsafe.jsp?sku=3CN3AC1556B&pathtype=support 3Com Product Information Page]
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* Don Becker's [http://www.scyld.com/vortex.html Vortex Driver] site
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* The [http://www.geocities.jp/fred_b_maciel/3c556/ 3Com Mini PCI Device Drivers for Linux] page
  
 
=== ThinkPads this card may be found in ===
 
=== ThinkPads this card may be found in ===

Revision as of 14:43, 19 November 2005

3Com 10/100 Ethernet Mini-PCI Adapter with 56K Modem

This is a Mini-PCI combination Ethernet and Modem Adapter that is installed in a Mini-PCI slot.

Ethernet Features

  • Chipset: 3Com 3c556b
  • PCI ID: 10b7:6056 or 10b7:6055
  • Speeds: Full-duplex 10/100

Modem Features

  • Chipset: 3Com or Lucent
  • PCI ID: 10b7:1007 (for 3Com)
  • Speeds: 56 Kbps with V.90

IBM Partnumbers

IBM Option PN: 09N9774
IBM FRU PN: 22P6444, 06P3829, 00N8117, 22P6753, 22P7594

Also known (in IBM literature) as....

  • 10/100 EtherJet Mini-PCI Adapter with 56K Modem (3Com)
  • 10/100 EtherJet Mini-PCI Adapter with 56K Modem by 3Com
  • 3Com Ethernet/Modem Mini PCI combo card
  • Mini PCI combo card (3Com)

Firmware

A 'Boot Agent' (PXE boot) firmware update for this adapter is available from IBM. The updated version is 4.32 and is available here.

Linux Ethernet driver

This card will work with the standard '3c59x' Linux driver as part of any recent 2.4 or 2.6 kernel
This card doesn't work "out of the box" with 2.6 kernels before 2.6.14-rc1 when using ACPI. See the problem page for detailed information.

Linux Modem driver

  • No Linux Modem driver exists for the 3Com modem with the PCI ID listed above. There was brief interest from 3Com for creating a Linux driver, but it was never completed.
  • The Lucent Modem should be supported by the ltmodem driver for Linux.

Bugs/Caveats

  • The 3Com driver does not support power management. See Andrew Morton's e-mail to the LKML on the subject. As a workaround, remove the 3c59x module before suspending the machine. However, the kernel documentation (vortex.txt) refers to the "enable_wol" parameter enabling Wake-on-LAN and "power management support", unsure if this is relevant
FIXME
This information is out of date and incomplete

External Links

ThinkPads this card may be found in