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rtl8169.c -- RTL8169s/8110s Linux driver version 1.2 <2003-08-27>

1. This driver supports Realtek RTL8169 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter in linux kernel 2.2.x.

2. Installation steps:
   (1)Compiling rtl8169.c
	"gcc -DMODULE -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c rtl8169.c".

   (2)Move the object code rtl8169.o to the directory "/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/net".
  	"cp rtl8169.o /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/net"

   (3)Insert module to kernel.
	"insmod rtl8169"

   (4)Check driver status

3. The media can be forced to one of the 5 modes as follows.
   The link speed and duplex mode can be forced in 5 modes.
	Command:"insmod rtl8169 media = SET_MEDIA"
		"insmod rtl8169 media = 0x04" will force link mode to be 100Mpbs Half-duplex.

	SET_MEDIA can be:
 		_10_Half	= 0x01
 		_10_Full	= 0x02
 		_100_Half	= 0x04
 		_100_Full	= 0x08
 		_1000_Full	= 0x10

	Force media type for multiple cards could be performed as:

		"insmod rtl8169 media=0x04,0x10"

	which force PHY to operate at 100Mbps half-duplex and 1000Mbps full-duplex.

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