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Old 09-10-2008, 01:25 AM   #1
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Question auto negotiation feature

Hi all,

can anyone explain me the auto negotiation feature of network interface cards ?
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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.
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Nice homework you have there. Couldn't even be bothered to Google it or look it up in Wikipedia? First hit on both:


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