[SOLVED] 3COm 3C905B Cyclone setting speed to 100 mbps
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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.
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.
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.
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.
*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