network everywhere NIC large downloads fail
Hello Kind Lords of Linux -
I'm running Red Hat 9.0 connected directly (not wirelessly) to my Linksys wireless cable router via what the system has recognized as a Network everywhere Fast Ethernet Model NC100 NIC - The box it came in said Linksys, but I figured oh well.
Anyway - get this, it works just fine, except fails intermittently on large downloads. That is, I can connect, browse the web, even listen to streaming audio and all is A Ok. But when I download big files sometimes it just stops part way. If I happen to be using Up2date, it'll cause it to stop responding when the download stops, with no error message.
It doesn't ever seem to happen with small file transfers, just large ones. It's getting to be a drag though.
This doesn't occur on other systems connected to the router, which is acting as a dhcp server. These systems include a Win2k box and my laptop, also running RH9 but connecting wirelessly.
I've been trying to nail down a pattern of when this behavior occurs but have had no luck so far. Any ideas on what to check? Should I give the troubled machine a fixed IP? New NIC card? I'm quite lost here...