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  1.\" Written by Tom Rhodes for the FreeBSD Project.
  2.\" Please see the /usr/src/COPYRIGHT file for copyright information.
  4.\" This document takes information from the IEEE 802.3 Standard
  5.\" along with various comments from Peter Wemm, Robert Watson, and Bill Paul.
  6.\" Originally this file looked much like the NetBSD mii(4) manual page, but
  7.\" I doubt you would ever notice due to large differences.
  9.\" $FreeBSD$
 11.Dd January 15, 2011
 12.Dt MIIBUS 4
 14.Sh NAME
 15.Nm miibus
 16.Nd IEEE 802.3 Media Independent Interface network bus
 18For most network interface cards (NIC):
 19.Cd "device miibus"
 23driver provides an interconnection between the Media Access Control (MAC)
 24sublayer, the Physical Layer entities (PHY), Station Management (STA)
 25entities, and the PHY Layer as defined by the IEEE 802.3 Standard.
 29layer allows network device drivers to share common support
 30code for various external PHY devices.
 31Most 10/100 network interface cards either use an MII transceiver
 32or have built-in transceivers that can be programmed using an MII
 36driver currently handles all of the media detection,
 37selection, and reporting using the ifmedia interface.
 38A generic driver has been included for all PHYs that are not
 39handled by a specific driver, this is possible because all
 4010/100 PHYs implement the same general register set along with
 41their vendor specific register set.
 43The following network device drivers use the
 47.Bl -tag -compact -width ".Xr fxp 4"
 48.It Xr ae 4
 49Attansic/Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet
 50.It Xr age 4
 51Attansic/Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet
 52.It Xr alc 4
 53Atheros AR8131/AR8132 PCIe Ethernet
 54.It Xr ale 4
 55Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCIe Ethernet
 56.It Xr aue 4
 57ADMtek USB Ethernet
 58.It Xr axe 4
 59ASIX Electronics AX88172 USB Ethernet
 60.It Xr bce 4
 61Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet
 62.It Xr bfe 4
 63Broadcom BCM4401 Ethernet
 64.It Xr bge 4
 65Broadcom BCM570xx Gigabit Ethernet
 66.It Xr cas 4
 67Sun Cassini/Cassini+ and National Semiconductor DP83065 Saturn
 68.It Xr dc 4
 69DEC/Intel 21143 and various workalikes
 70.It Xr ed 4
 71NE[12]000, SMC Ultra, 3c503, DS8390 cards
 72.It Xr et 4
 73Agere ET1310 Gigabit Ethernet
 74.It Xr fxp 4
 75Intel EtherExpress PRO/100B
 76.It Xr gem 4
 77Sun ERI, Sun GEM and Apple GMAC Ethernet
 78.It Xr hme 4
 79Sun HME Ethernet
 80.It Xr jme 4
 81JMicron JMC250 Gigabit/JMC260 Fast Ethernet
 82.It Xr lge 4
 83Level 1 LXT1001 NetCellerator Gigabit Ethernet
 84.It Xr msk 4
 85Marvell/SysKonnect Yukon II Gigabit Ethernet
 86.It Xr nfe 4
 87NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter
 88.It Xr nge 4
 89National Semiconductor DP83820/DP83821 Gigabit Ethernet
 90.It Xr nve 4
 91NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter
 92.It Xr pcn 4
 93AMD Am79C97x PCI 10/100
 94.It Xr re 4
 95RealTek 8139C+/8169/8169S/8110S
 96.It Xr rl 4
 97RealTek 8129/8139
 98.It Xr rue 4
 99RealTek RTL8150 USB To Fast Ethernet
100.It Xr sf 4
101Adaptec AIC-6915
102.It Xr sge 4
103Silicon Integrated Systems SiS190/191 Ethernet
104.It Xr sis 4
105Silicon Integrated Systems SiS 900/SiS 7016
106.It Xr sk 4
107SysKonnect SK-984x and SK-982x Gigabit Ethernet
108.It Xr ste 4
109Sundance ST201 (D-Link DFE-550TX)
110.It Xr stge 4
111Sundance/Tamarack TC9021 Gigabit Ethernet
112.It Xr tl 4
113Texas Instruments ThunderLAN
114.It Xr tx 4
115SMC EtherPower II (83c170)
116.It Xr udav 4
117Davicom DM9601 USB Ethernet
118.It Xr vge 4
119VIA VT612x PCI Gigabit Ethernet
120.It Xr vr 4
121VIA Rhine, Rhine II
122.It Xr vte 4
123DM&P Vortex86 RDC R6040 Fast Ethernet
124.It Xr wb 4
125Winbond W89C840F
126.It Xr xl 4
1273Com 3c90x
130The implementation of
132was originally intended to have similar API interfaces
134.Bsx 3.0
136.Nx ,
137but as a result are not well behaved newbus device drivers.
139.Xr ae 4 ,
140.Xr age 4 ,
141.Xr alc 4 ,
142.Xr ale 4 ,
143.Xr arp 4 ,
144.Xr aue 4 ,
145.Xr axe 4 ,
146.Xr bce 4 ,
147.Xr bfe 4 ,
148.Xr bge 4 ,
149.Xr cas 4 ,
150.Xr dc 4 ,
151.Xr ed 4 ,
152.Xr et 4 ,
153.Xr fxp 4 ,
154.Xr gem 4 ,
155.Xr hme 4 ,
156.Xr jme 4 ,
157.Xr lge 4 ,
158.Xr msk 4 ,
159.Xr netintro 4 ,
160.Xr nfe 4 ,
161.Xr nge 4 ,
162.Xr nve 4 ,
163.Xr pcn 4 ,
164.Xr re 4 ,
165.Xr rgephy 4 ,
166.Xr rl 4 ,
167.Xr rue 4 ,
168.Xr sf 4 ,
169.Xr sge 4 ,
170.Xr sis 4 ,
171.Xr sk 4 ,
172.Xr ste 4 ,
173.Xr stge 4 ,
174.Xr tl 4 ,
175.Xr tx 4 ,
176.Xr udav 4 ,
177.Xr vge 4 ,
178.Xr vr 4 ,
179.Xr vte 4 ,
180.Xr wb 4 ,
181.Xr xl 4
183More information on MII can be found in the IEEE 802.3 Standard.
187driver first appeared in
188.Fx 3.3 .
190This manual page was written by
191.An Tom Rhodes Aq .