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Getting the network of my LM3S6965 board to work

I’ve had this board for about a 1.5 years. All that time I was disliked the fact that the ethernet was not working. No matter what I tried, what example I flashed nothing helped. Today I learned why: the hardware’s simply broken.
That’s no guess too far away, but being a software guy that’s just an unreachable world to me.
Thankfully that’s not the case for a friend of mine. He’s a talented hacker (from today on I know how talented :P) and he got this fixed. All the time I was like: “hey, if that’s so easy someone else would have done it already instead of buying that super-expensive Pulse Jack Ethernet Transformer hardware”. None the less he pushed forward and got it to work. As usually pictures say more than a thousand words, so here we go:

2 Responses to “Getting the network of my LM3S6965 board to work”

  1. Dmitriy says:

    It’s very good that you didn’t give up!

  2. Eldho Jacob says:

    Dear Mr.Weichel,

    I’m having almost the same problem as you had, but not with the Eval board. My target board is in a loop, polling a register from PHY. I tried everything except the one that saved you, changing the RJ45 PulseJack.

    regards,
    eldho

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