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VGE(4)                   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                   VGE(4)

NAME
     vge -- VIA Velocity 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet device

SYNOPSIS
     vge* at pci?
     ciphy* at mii?
     ipgphy* at mii?

DESCRIPTION
     The vge driver provides support for various NICs and embedded Ethernet
     interfaces based on the VIA Networking Technologies VT6120, VT6122,
     VT6130 and VT6132 Gigabit Ethernet controller chips, including the fol-
     lowing:

     o   ZyXEL GN650-T 64-bit PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (ZX1701)
     o   ZyXEL GN670-T 32-bit PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (ZX1702)

     The VT6120/VT6122 is a 33/66MHz 64-bit PCI device which combines a tri-
     speed MAC with an integrated 10/100/1000 copper PHY.  (Some older cards
     use an external PHY.)  The VT6130/VT6132 is the PCI Express version.  The
     MAC supports IPv4 transmit/receive IP/TCP/UDP checksum offload, VLAN tag
     insertion and stripping, a 64-entry CAM filter and a 64-entry VLAN fil-
     ter, 64-bit multicast hash filter, 4 separate transmit DMA queues, flow
     control and jumbo frames (not on VT6130/VT6132).  The Velocity family has
     a 16K receive FIFO and 48K transmit FIFO.

     The vge driver takes advantage of the IPv4 transmit/receive IP/TCP/UDP
     checksum offload, VLAN tag insertion and stripping, and the CAM filter
     support.  The CAM filter is used for multicast address filtering to pro-
     vide 64 perfect multicast address filter support.  If it is necessary for
     the interface to join more than 64 multicast groups, the driver will
     switch over to using the hash filter.

     The vge driver supports the following media types:

     autoselect   Enable autoselection of the media type and options.  The
                  user can manually override the autoselected mode by adding
                  media options to the appropriate hostname.if(5) file.

     10baseT/UTP  Set 10Mbps operation.  The ifconfig(8) mediaopt option can
                  also be used to select either full-duplex or half-duplex
                  modes.

     100baseTX    Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.  The ifconfig(8)
                  mediaopt option can also be used to select either
                  full-duplex or half-duplex modes.

     1000baseT    Set 1000baseT operation over twisted pair.  Both full-duplex
                  and half-duplex modes are supported.

     The vge driver supports the following media options:

     full-duplex  Force full duplex operation.

     half-duplex  Force half duplex operation.

     For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

SEE ALSO
     arp(4), ciphy(4), ifmedia(4), intro(4), ipgphy(4), netintro(4), pci(4),
     hostname.if(5), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY
     The vge device driver first appeared in OpenBSD 3.7.

AUTHORS
     The vge driver was written by Bill Paul <wpaul@windriver.com> and ported
     to OpenBSD by Peter Valchev <pvalchev@openbsd.org>.

BSD                              May 27, 2017                              BSD