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Asymmetric connection between Windows XP and Linux.
I have a laptop running opensuse 10.1 x86_64 (a Gateway 7501gx) and a desktop running Window XP connected on a home LAN via an ASDL wireless/Ethernet router.
When both machines are connected to the router via an Ethernet connection, I get very peculiar behavior. When I try to transfer files from the laptop to the windows desktop (>300KB) (via a samba server running of a the laptop or sftp from the Windows machine) the connection between the machines dies and file transfer in not completed. This does not happen for smaller files. I also lose network connectivity (can't even ping the router) on my laptop and I have to restart the network interface .
This happens even though the output of “ifconfig eth0” has not changed and the
I don't have that problem if I am transferring files from the Windows XP to the opensuse laptop.
I not that this has nothing to do with the firewall, as I get the exact same behavior when I turn the firewall off.
The funny thing, is that when laptop is connected to router wireless, I don't have that problem.
I know that is not a router problem as I don't have this problem situation when running my very same laptop on Windows XP.
Last edited by mbeltagy; 09-10-2006 at 12:43 PM.
Reason: No replies... I gained a bit more insight about the problem.