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I just purchased 2 RealTek 8169 1GbE NICs which I plan on using to connect 2 PCs back to back [without a switch]. So I put one in each PC. RHEL v4 saw them and asked me to configure them (IP, etc.) which I did. However, when I come to attach them via a cross-over cable, neither one can see the other. When I force autonegotiation off and set the speed to 100 using ethtool:
ethtool -s eth1 autoneg off speed 100
they can see each other and I can ping from one to the other. However, when I try to set it to 1000 instead of 100 (on both PCs), neither PC can see the other. Do you have any ideas? Thank you for your help.
I just purchased a CAT6 cable and it still doesn't work. I even tried installing the latest version of the drivers from Realtek's site but it still wouldn't negotiate to 1000. Any ideas? Do I have to modify the CAT6 cable in any way? Thanks for your help.