ODOC: mii-tool

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 external PHYs.

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.

Read: man mii-tool
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