Wednesday, June 5, 2013

mii-tool - view, manipulate media-independent interface status

This  utility  checks or sets the status of a network interface's Media Independent Interface (MII) unit.  Most fast ethernet adapters  use  an
MII to autonegotiate link speed and duplex setting.


- to check link status

root@darapc:~# mii-tool
eth0: 100 Mbit, full duplex, link ok



- to force to change to 100Mb Full duplex

root@darapc: ~# mii-tool --force 100BaseTx-FD


- to reset the configuration to Default

 root@darapc:~# mii-tool -R


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