Octane 2 - Ethernet diagnostic Failed

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RamboZa
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Octane 2 - Ethernet diagnostic Failed

Unread postby RamboZa » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:01 am

Hello guys !

I got my Octane 2! and found out that there is a problem with the built-in ethernet port. :(

Symptoms:
1 - doesn't pass diagnostics at the boot time.
2 - system complains on "ef0: tx SSRAM hardware parity error".
3 - if I pull out a cable and I insert back - this is detected in system console.
4 - in the system ethernet interfaca is visible and I can get MAC address.
5 - on a system board aren't visible any physical problems (with capacitors or the burned-down details)

I know decisions solutions:
- changeover of the motherboard.
- purchase of pci Shoebox + Gigabit Copper Ethernet port...

if whether still options? it can is possible to rewrite ethernet firmware or to replace a chip with SSRAM or to nullify something.. any crazy options?!


... Octane without network it is absolutely sad :)

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extra question:

someone knows what this - J7 NIC switch on motherboard ?!

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Thanks!!

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Re: Octane 2 - Ethernet diagnostic Failed

Unread postby dexter1 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:25 am

This looks like the same problem in viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9442 and similar error messages from an O2000 in viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16721189

It is likely that an onboard SMD component has gone bad. Short of getting a replacement mainboard, or fudging in a gigabit network card with XIO shoehorn carrier, i don't see any other options. Anyone?
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Re: Octane 2 - Ethernet diagnostic Failed

Unread postby RamboZa » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:47 am

I found info about NIC (this is not a Network Interface Card) :)

more info here: http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/Number_In_a_Can


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