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Re: Problems getting a stable 100 megabit connection with linksys etherf

To: "john" <johnp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Andrewm@xxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Problems getting a stable 100 megabit connection with linksys etherfast switch
From: Denis Vlasenko <vda@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 00:01:47 +0200
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On Sunday 29 February 2004 23:30, john wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am having problems getting a stable connection with my linux machines
> when trying to connect them at 100 megabit speeds to a linksys etherfast
> switch.
>
>
> I have attached some diagnostic outputs for your review.  I hope that
> someone can help me with this problem.
>
> I believe using a managed switch will solve the problem, but I don't want
> to have to spend $1000.00 to fix this problem, when I should be able to
> obtain a stable connection with the equipment I am currently using.

Try half duplex. You seldom do lots of xfers in both directions at once,
so half duplex is not a big loss.

Use tcpdump to see what's going on on the wire.
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vda


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