Whenever I try to send a large file.. say over 100Mb to my Mandrake Linux 10.1 box, from Windows XP, I get "timed out" after only 9 minutes into the transfer. I've tried switching Nic Cards and get the same results.
I have no software based firewalls running internally.
When this happens , the whole network system on the Mandrake box
goes down, there is a red icon on the taskbar that says "network is down check your configuration".
When this happens I can not connect to any computer,
from the Mandrake box, And I cannot connect to the internet cloud.
I have to reset the Mandrake computer.
If I'm just surfing internet on the Mandrake computer locally, I have no problems.
It seems to me, that any large packets of "data" wings up the mandrake box.. I don't know if there are any settings that I could tweak.
Maybe.. like a MTU setting?
Thanks for reading this and any suggestions that you might have...
My Hardware on the Linux Mandrake box:
I have two pci Nic cards.
One One Realtek(Netgear) uses RTL-8169 Mod.
And a 3Com 3c905B uses Cyclone Mod.
The nics cards are set to static I.P.'s. They go to a Nat Router.
My computer is a AMD Duron 1.3Ghz with a gig of ram.
A 10 gig hard drive for the primary. And a 80 gig hard drive that is secondary, for the Samba Server.