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WGI210AT (I210) flash-less (NVM-less) OS Memory Resources Issue

Insu-ATI
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Hi everyone,

 

We used WGI210AT to design a NIC and wanted to remove an external flash.

I programmed 'I210_Invm_Copper_NoAPM_v0.6' to the I210 using the Lanconf_1.38.10.0. I did a power cycle after programming.

I couldn't connect Internet and couldn't see the NIC in a Windows10 "Network Connections". 

I noted a warning mark on the network adaptor in the Windows10 Device Manager. I installed the latest Windows Drivers, but it didn't help.

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I checked the NIC using the Lanconf_1.38.10.0 and it showed the following message.

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When I push the Enter key, it showed the following.

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And I checked the OS memory resources which was the following.

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I tested a WGI211 with the same PCBA with 'I211_Invm_NoAPM_v0.6.txt'. And this board worked well, and I saw the Memory resource was different.

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Thanks for reading and please provide any comments or ideas.

 

Kind regards,
Insu

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Diego_INTEL
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Hello @Insu-ATI,

 

Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.

 

I looked for this error and could be tied to the tool version.


Document #348742 - Quartzville Tools
https://cdrdv2.intel.com/v1/dl/getContent/348742

TOOLS\Winx64\OEM_Mfg and run the install.bat

 

You mentioned that you tried with the latest drivers but I'm sharing it just in case too.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/download/15084/intel-ethernet-adapter-complete-driver-pack.html

 

Best regards,

 

@Diego_INTEL 

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Insu-ATI
Beginner
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Hi Diego,

Thanks for the comments.

I tried the drivers you shared, but it didn't work.

And I tried the tools you shared, and I couldn't program the chip. It printed "Adapter initialization failed.". Please find below the capture, FYI.

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I'm not sure whether I can reprogram the iNVM. Because some memory region is OTP.

 

Thanks for the help and let me know if you have any comments.

 

Kind regards,

Insu

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Diego_INTEL
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Hello @Insu-ATI,

 

I was investigating further and it seems that this may happen when it is used an invalid MAC address when programming the iNVM.

 

I think the only solution is to try with another card.

 

Best regards,

 

@Diego_INTEL 

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Insu-ATI
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Hi @Diego_INTEL 

 

I tested it with a new board, and it worked well. I managed to program the binary and MAC to the iNVM of the chip.

I think the old boards might be something wrong.

 

But I still have an issue with programming NVM (flash). I'm discussing it with other case number 00884381. 

Please have a look and provide any comments if you have any ideas. 

 

Thanks a lot for the support.

 

Kind regards,

Insu

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Diego_INTEL
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Hello @Insu-ATI,

 

Thank you for telling me, yes I was looking it with my co-worker, it seems the EEUpdate for the i225 helped here, that's nice, you can keep answering in the case until you feel it can be closed.

 

Best regards,

 

@Diego_INTEL 

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