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Re: anyone see an old PC's ethernet card go very slow?
I have an old 486 i run as a server that has the same problem with an
isa smc-ultra. When i ran linux on it it did a full 1MBps transfers.
When i installed openbsd 3.1 (which i like much better as a server) i
couldn't find a media type other than 10base2 or 10base5, 10baseT wasn't
an option. it runs on 10base5 but my network transfers max out around
400-500KBps. i tried setting the media type to UTP as suggested
previously in this thread, but it gave me the error
#ifconfig we0 media UTP
SIOCSIFMEDIA: Device not configured
Am i doing this wrong?
"Steve Shockley" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Got an "ne3" 10/100 ethernet pcmcia installed that has
> > worked plenty fast on other laptops.
> > But it's c...r...a...w...l...i...n...g, even from the floppy install.
> The pcmcia cards have a max bus speed of 10 MHz, and don't support DMA or
> bus mastering. Your processor is probably getting hammered with interrupts,
> which has less of an effect on faster machines.
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