We've designed the i210 into a product and we would like to do in-system programming of the i210's flash memory from Linux. I understand that tools for this are available through the "Premier Account", but we've been trying to get access for over 2 months to no avail. So my questions are:
1. Is the "Premier Account" in fact what I need to get i210 programming tools?
2. Are there alternatives to these tools? For example, I've seen other ethernet ICs programmed with "ethtool"; can that be done for the i210?
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The information used to answer questions 2.14, 2.15, and 2.16; on page 8 of the Intel® Ethernet Controller I210/I211
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document # 335346 may answer your last question. You can find the cited document at the following website:
Based on the cited information, the documents and tools listed are accessible when you have a premier account, as you mentioned.
You need to update your profile to the premier option to help you. You should fill out the form stated on the following website:
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