Ifconfig Network Card Identifiers

Last updated 4/22/2003

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More than once, I've wanted to be able to identify the network interface card in various systems running Solaris (Sun Microsystems) and IRIX (Silicon Graphics).  The ifconfig command is the usual source of information about the network interfaces, but it only identifies the interface with a two- to six-character identifier.  Over time, I've managed to work out the interface cards represented by various identifiers.  Since there doesn't seem to be a single source for this information, I decided to post the identifiers I could determine, in case others might find them useful.  Additions and corrections would be greatly appreciated, and can be sent to me at: lhouk <AT-SIGN> lesliehouk.com

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beSun BigMAC 10/100 Mb/sec
bfSun/Bantam FDDI/S 100 Mb/sec
ceCassini Gigabit-Ethernet
dnetDEC 21040/21041/21140 Ethernet
ecIP6 Integral Ethernet
eeproIntel EtherExpress-Pro Ethernet
efIntegral Fast (PCI) Ethernet
eglInterphase V/4207 Eagle
eiSolbourne IOASIC AMD Lance Am7990 10 Mb/sec
el3COM 3C503 Ethernet
elink3COM 3C507 Ethernet
elx3COM EtherLink III Ethernet
enpCMC ENP Ethernet
epE-Plex 8-port Ethernet
eriSun AutoSense Fast Ethernet 10/100 Mb/sec
etIP5 Integral Ethernet
(also Everest IO4 EPC SEEQ/EDLC)
fddiSun FDDI/DX 100 Mb/sec
fvFormation fv1600 Token-Ring
fxpCMC C/130 FXP
geGEM Gigabit-Ethernet
gioIP12/20 GIO Ethernet
gtrGTR GIO Bus Token-Ring
hippiHIO HIPPI
hmeSun Fast Ethernet 10/100 Mb/sec
hyHyperNet
ieIntel 82586 Lan Co-Processor 10 Mb/sec
ieeIntel EtherExpress 16 Ethernet
ieefIntel EtherExpress Flash32/82596 Ethernet
imfInterphase/Martin 3211 FDDI
ipgInterphase/SGI 4211 Peregine FDDI
leAMD Lance Am7990 10 Mb/sec
mtrEISA Token Ring
neInterphase NC400 10 Mb/sec
neeNovell NE3200 Ethernet
neiNovell NE2000/NE2000plus Ethernet
nfSun FDDI/S (3.x) 100 Mb/sec
nfeCompaq Netflex-2 Dualport Ethernet
pcelx3COM EtherLink III PC Card 10 Mb/sec
pcnAMD PCnet Ethernet
peXircom Pocket Ethernet
qeQEC/MACE Ethernet
rilesRacal Interlan ES-3210 Ethernet
smSiemens PEB 2085 ISDN
smcSMC 8003/8013/8216/8416 Ethernet
smceSMC 3032/EISA dual-channel Ethernet
smceuSMC Elite32 Ultra (8232) Ethernet
smceSMC Ether100 (9232) Ethernet
xpiXPI GIO Bus FDDI

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