Newbie question about switch ports :)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by rhester72, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Is there anywhere in /proc (or anywhere, really) that one can derive basic information like link speed and duplex on a per-switch-port basis? If so, is it chipset/router-specific or can it be extended generically?

    I'm sure you guys can figure out why I'm asking this and where I'm headed with it, but consider edge cases like hub and relay switch connections to be out-of-scope...I just want to know if I can, for example, determine that the device plugged into onboard switch port two connected at 10mbit or 100mbit.

  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I've seen serial console messages saying what connected media is, but can't be sure what router/what firmware!

    Linux has "ethtool" and "mii-tool", both can read my motherboard adaptors, but neither can change!

    Broadcom chipsets have something called robocfg, that can configure something to do with switches
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