FC3 tulip Netgear FA310TX bug apparently fixed

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Old drivers for this device were showing each pair of bytes swapped in
the MAC address of one of my Ethernet cards.

What I see now is 00:02:E3:09:73:C0. What I used to see is
02:00:09:E3:C0:73. The difference came today, when I upgraded the box
from FC2 to FC3.

The "new" MAC address is consistent with a sticker on the card, so I
guess it is the correct one. Also, it agrees with what Windows 9x
reported when I used this card in a W9x box. Apparently FC3 has
cleared up a bug that the driver has had for several years.

Does anyone have a list of Ethernet vendor IDs  they can check against
this MAC address? That should tell for sure which is correct.


[[email protected] ~]# ifconfig eth1
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:02:E3:09:73:C0
          inet addr:192.168.1.14  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::202:e3ff:fe09:73c0/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1806 errors:4 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1913 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:172615 (168.5 KiB)  TX bytes:1524197 (1.4 MiB)
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0xc000

From LSPCI:

00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX (rev 20)
        Subsystem: Netgear FA310TX
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
        I/O ports at b000 [size=256]
        Memory at d7801000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]

lsmod reports the tulip driver present.

I am putting this on the list so that anyone else who uses this (or a
similar) card won't be caught and surprised as I was.

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