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sulekha 09-10-2008 01:25 AM

auto negotiation feature
 
Hi all,

can anyone explain me the auto negotiation feature of network interface cards ?

salasi 09-10-2008 03:02 AM

n general, they try to operate at the highest spec/speed which the card supports (not knowing what is on the other end of the line) and when/if that doesn't work they drop down to a lower spec and try that.

I'm hoping that you can guess what happens if that doesn't work.

ledow 09-10-2008 07:01 AM

Nice homework you have there. Couldn't even be bothered to Google it or look it up in Wikipedia? First hit on both:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonegotiation


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