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One Day One Gnu/Linux Command
mii-tool — Show/Check/Set the MII status.
MII (Media Independent Interface) is a standard bus which connects
network interface controllers to physical media interfaces (PHYs).
PHYs are usually located on a network interface card itself, but there
are cards available which have external MII connectors for attaching
mii-tool display/checks/sets the status of a network interface’s MII
unit. ?Most fast Ethernet adapters use an MII to autonegotiate link
speed and duplex setting.
# mii-tool — Show shot status info about the network card.
# mii-tool -v — Show detailed status.
# mii-tool -R — Reset the MII unit to default value.
# mii-tool -r — Restart the Auto Negotiation.
# mii-tool -w — Watch the network interface and show if there is any
? ? ? change in the status.(Run it and remove & reconnect the cable).
# mii-tool -F 10baseT-HD — Forcibly set the capability to 10Mpbs and
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Half Duplex mode.
# mii-tool -A 10baseT-HD, 10baseT-FD — Enable and restart Auto
? ? ? ?Negotiation, and advertise only the specified capabilities.