Updated: 2022/Sep/29

Please read Privacy Policy. It's for your privacy.

MII(4)                       Device Drivers Manual                      MII(4)

     mii - IEEE 802.3 Media Independent Interface network bus

     acphy*    at mii? phy ?       # Altima AC101 10/100 PHY
     amhphy*   at mii? phy ?       # AMD 79c901 PHY (10BASE-T part)
     bmtphy*   at mii? phy ?       # Broadcom BCM5201/5202 PHYs
     brgphy*   at mii? phy ?       # Broadcom BCM5400/5401 Gig-E PHYs
     ciphy*    at mii? phy ?       # Cicada CS8201 Gig-E PHYs
     dmphy*    at mii? phy ?       # Davicom DM9101 PHYs
     exphy*    at mii? phy ?       # 3Com internal PHYs
     gentbi*   at mii? phy ?       # Generic ten-bit 1000BASE-X PHYs
     glxtphy*  at mii? phy ?       # Level One LXT-1000 Gig-E PHYs
     gphyter*  at mii? phy ?       # NatSemi DP83861 Gig-E PHYs
     icsphy*   at mii? phy ?       # Integrated Circuit Systems ICS1890 PHYs
     ikphy*    at mii? phy ?       # Intel 82563 PHYs
     inphy*    at mii? phy ?       # Intel 82555 PHYs
     iophy*    at mii? phy ?       # Intel 82553 PHYs
     ipgphy*   at mii? phy ?       # IC PLUS IP1000A/IP1001 PHYs
     jmphy*    at mii? phy ?       # JMicron
     lxtphy*   at mii? phy ?       # Level One LXT-970 PHYs
     makphy*   at mii? phy ?       # Marvel 88E1000 Gig-E PHYs
     micphy*   at mii? phy ?       # Micrel KSZ9021 Gig-E PHYs
     nsphy*    at mii? phy ?       # NatSemi DP83840 PHYs
     nsphyter* at mii? phy ?       # NatSemi DP83843/DP83815 PHYs
     pnaphy*   at mii? phy ?       # Generic HomePNA PHYs
     qsphy*    at mii? phy ?       # Quality Semiconductor QS6612 PHYs
     rgephy*   at mii? phy ?       # Realtek 8169S/8110S internal PHYs
     rlphy*    at mii? phy ?       # Realtek 8139/8201L PHYs
     smscphy*  at mii? phy ?       # SMSC LAN87xx PHYs
     sqphy*    at mii? phy ?       # Seeq 80220/80221/80223/80225 PHYs
     tlphy*    at mii? phy ?       # ThunderLAN internal PHYs
     tqphy*    at mii? phy ?       # TSC Semiconductor 78Q2120 PHYs
     ukphy*    at mii? phy ?       # Generic/unknown PHYs
     urlphy*   at mii? phy ?       # Realtek RTL8150L internal PHYs

     options MIIVERBOSE

     Media Independent Interface is an IEEE standard serial bus for connecting
     MACs (network controllers) to PHYs (physical media interfaces).  The mii
     layer allows network device drivers to share support code for various PHY
     models, and allows unused support for PHYs which are not present in a
     system to be removed from the kernel.

     Network device drivers which use the mii layer carry the "mii"
     autoconfiguration attribute.  This allows kernel configuration files to
     simply specify PHYs as described above in the synopsis.

     The following is an example of the messages displayed when a network
     interface with an attached PHY is detected by the kernel:

           epic0 at pci0 dev 12 function 0: SMC EPIC/100 Fast Ethernet
           epic0: interrupting at kn20aa irq 4
           epic0: SMC9432TX, Ethernet address 00:e0:29:07:17:c4
           qsphy0 at epic0 phy 3: QS6612 10/100 media interface, rev. 1
           qsphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto

     All PHY drivers display the media types supported by the PHY when it is
     detected by the kernel.  These media types are valid media keywords for
     use with the ifconfig(8) program.

     acphy(4), amhphy(4), bmtphy(4), brgphy(4), ciphy(4), dmphy(4), exphy(4),
     gentbi(4), glxtphy(4), gphyter(4), icsphy(4), ifmedia(4), ikphy(4),
     inphy(4), iophy(4), jmphy(4), lxtphy(4), makphy(4), micphy(4), nsphy(4),
     nsphyter(4), pnaphy(4), qsphy(4), rgephy(4), rlphy(4), smscphy(4),
     sqphy(4), tlphy(4), tqphy(4), ukphy(4), urlphy(4), ifconfig(8)

     The OUI assignments list can be found at:

NetBSD 10.99                   November 2, 2019                   NetBSD 10.99