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Old 07-13-2005, 01:17 PM   #1
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3COm 3C905B Cyclone setting speed to 100 mbps


Runnning FC3 and I'm using a 3C905B Cyclone but the card always runs at 10 mbps. How do I make it run at 100 ? Couldn't find anything for speed in the control panels for FC3. DO I need to edit a file ? Thanks for the help.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 01:31 PM   #2
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These cards are usually very good about detecting their maximum speed on their own. However, if there is a problem, the tool you want is 'mii-tool'. Also, make sure the other end of your connection can handle 100 MBPS, or it won't work.
 
Old 07-13-2005, 02:12 PM   #3
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the other end is a Linksys router. I have the same model card in another Windows box going to the same router at 100 no prob. so thats why I'm guessing its a settings thing. i'll check out this mii-tool and see if it does the trick. thanks for the reply.

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Old 07-14-2005, 08:12 PM   #4
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someone suggested using mii-tool bt I cant find it. anyone know where it is ?
 
Old 07-14-2005, 08:35 PM   #5
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aaaarg...ok so found mii-tool in /sbin but cant run it. logged in as root but that still didnt help. i can see it, i just cant run it. any suggestions ?
 
Old 07-14-2005, 08:36 PM   #6
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What directory is it in? What happens if you type mii-tool? If it doesn't work, try the full path to the command. You should probably also read its man page.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 09:45 PM   #7
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It may not be on the system by default, but I'm afraid I don't know what package to look in for FC3.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 11:05 PM   #8
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some progress....typed in the full path (/sbin/mii-tool) and that worked but this is what i get:

[bla bla bla @localhost ~]$ /sbin/mii-tool
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth0' failed: Operation not permitted
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth1' failed: Operation not permitted
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth2' failed: Operation not permitted
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth3' failed: Operation not permitted
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth4' failed: Operation not permitted
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth5' failed: Operation not permitted
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth6' failed: Operation not permitted
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth7' failed: Operation not permitted
no MII interfaces found

any suggestions ? do i hafta somehow enable the card so that the mii-tool command can "find" it ? thanks for the responses so far.
 
Old 07-14-2005, 11:08 PM   #9
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No, what you need to do is do it as root.

Generally, anything in /sbin or /usr/sbin is intended for root use.... hence why those directories are only in root's PATH.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 06:45 PM   #10
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just wanna give an update on this issue

*i wish more folks would do this. i see so many threads that just trail off onto nothing wothout a resolution*

seems like it was just a bad card. I finally got mii-tool to work and forced the Cyclone card to link at 100 and it wouldnt link up at all.

Then I swapped in a 3C905B Boomerang and it linked at 100 no problem. I couldnt find any known issues with the Cyclone (or any 3COM cards) linking up with Linsys products. but the Boomerang is cruisin at 100 no problem
 
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I agree, could be a bad card, likely a flakey component of some sort. Also, I agree that people really should post resolutions on here.
 
  


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