MII Hardware Supported by NetBSD

Machine-independent MII drivers

The following devices (driver name in parentheses) are supported by machine-independent MII drivers. If you do not see your device listed here, check your platform's page; there may not yet be a machine-independent driver for your device.

Alternatively, it may be the case that your device is compatible with one listed here, or your device may not be listed due to an oversight. If you are unsure, please boot a -current kernel or send mail to .

MII, or 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 external PHYs.

Please note that these pages reflect the state of NetBSD-current. To check the supported hardware list for a specific release of NetBSD, check that release's installation notes.

Supported MII devices

  • Agere/LSI ET1011 TruePHY Gigabit Ethernet PHY (etphy(4))
  • Altima AC101 10/100 PHY (acphy(4))
  • Attansic Technology F1 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY (atphy(4))
  • AMD Am79c901 PHY (10base-T portion) (amhphy(4))
  • Broadcom BCM5201/BCM5202 "Mini-Theta" PHYs (bmtphy(4))
  • Broadcom BCM5400 Gig-E PHY (brgphy(4))
  • Cicada CS8201 10/100/1000 copper PHY (ciphy(4))
  • Davicom DM9101 10/100 PHY (dmphy(4))
  • 3Com 3c905B-TX internal 10/100 PHY (exphy(4))
  • generic 1000BASE-X ten-bit interfaces (gentbi(4))
  • Level One LXT-1000 10/100/1000 PHY (glxphy(4))
  • National Semiconductor DP83891/DP83861 `Gig PHYTER' 10/100/1000 PHYs (gphyter(4))
  • Integrated Circuit Systems ICS1890 10/100 PHY (icsphy(4))
  • Intel IGP01E1000 Gigabit PHY (igphy(4))
  • Intel i82555 10/100 PHY (inphy(4))
  • Intel i82553 10/100 PHY (iophy(4))
  • Intel i82577 10/100/1000 PHY (ihphy(4))
  • Level One LXT-970 10/100 PHY (lxtphy(4))
  • Marvell 88E1000 ``Alaska'' 10/100/1000 PHY (makphy(4))
  • National Semiconductor DP83840A 10/100 PHY and compatibles (nsphy(4))
  • National Semiconductor DP83843 `PHYTER' 10/100 PHY and compatibles (nsphyter(4))
  • generic HomePNA 1.0 PHYs (pnaphy(4))
  • Quality Semiconductor QS6612 10/100 PHY (qsphy(4))
  • RDC R6040 Fast Ethernet controller internal PHY (rdcphy(4))
  • Realtek 8169S/8110S internal 10/100/1000 PHYs (rgephy(4))
  • Realtek 8139/8201L 10/100 PHYs (rlphy(4))
  • Seeq 8022[013] 10/100 PHYs (sqphy(4))
  • TI ThunderLAN internal PHY (tlphy(4))
  • TDK Semiconductor 78Q2120 10/100 PHY (tqphy(4))
  • Generic PHYs (ukphy(4))
  • Realtek RL8150L internal 10/100 PHY (urlphy(4))

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