[ILUG] [OT] Curious HW problem
kemmya at free.net.nz
Thu Oct 17 21:21:03 IST 2002
On Thu, 17 Oct 2002 11:24:09 +0100
"Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin)" <breatpro at exchange.ie.ml.com> wrote:
> Anyone got a suggestion that doesn't involve "Buy loads of kit"
I presume you have tried power-cycling the hub ? Some "auto-sensing"
hubs need a reset before recognising a 10BaseT device if there are
already lots of 100TX devices already connected IMLE (In My Limited
Experience). Also have you tried it on a different port ? (I've come
across quite a lot of hubs where one port simply "doesn't work".)
Well, both of the above solutions are "cheap and cheerful".
> (unless they have a very cheap source of switching hubs !!!)
I recently bought an 8 port D-Link 10/100 /Switch/ at a clearance house
for $130 NZ (roughly Euro 65) to replace an overloaded 10Meg coax
network. Ftp transfers went from 400k/sec to 8Meg/sec on the full-duplex
100Meg cards (3C905, which I already had). Money well spent IMHO.
P.S. has anyone got 3C595 cards to work reliably in 100Tx-FD mode ?
I've used the DOS config thingy to set the adapters, but RTFM tells me
they do 100TX, or Full-Duplex, but not both. I don't think the 3C595 is
the world's greatest network card somehow.
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