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Re: slow ethernet
Dom De Vitto wrote:
> Generically, whatever the OS, and whatever the devices:
> Autonegotiation does _not_ work reliably.
> It may do at first, but not the next, or fifth, or thirtieth reboot.
> It may even just change after a little while, and then change back
> a while later - even if the cables were plugged in the whole time.
> Just set the port speed/duplex (duplex is what fails) at both ends
> and you'll know that it'll either work always, or not work at all.
> (and I'm talking about 'quality' switches and NICs - let alone $8 ones!)
Well I must say I had no idea!
I'll try it and see if I get better throuput, when I connect to another
(troughput actually was around 10Mbps, and the other machine I was
connecting to was a windows(xp) OS and I don't know if I can specify
100Mbps and fullduplex explicitly for his NIC. Besides I have some
doubts about the cables' quality).
Thanks ! ;-)