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Old 03-08-2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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slow LAN connection


I have a RealTek RTL8139C 10/100 mps NIC card on Slack9. However, when it loads automatically the 8139too driver, and try connecting to my Windows Machine on the connection is very slow.

I have a 10mbps hub and the NIC autodetects a 10mbps HD connection.

When i boot the machine on RH9 the connection is fast despite using the same card,driver and hub and at 10baseTX-HD.

What is wrong with my slack connection.

PS: i have no firewall enabled.

Eric
 
Old 03-08-2004, 01:55 AM   #2
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try to update your kernel, get the latest one from http://www.kernel.org
 
Old 03-08-2004, 04:58 AM   #3
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there is a problem with rtl8139
try to look through a mailing-list archieve http://www.scyld.com/pipermail/realt...x/realtek.mbox there are a lot of solutions, but... yes, try to change your kernel
 
Old 03-08-2004, 10:19 AM   #4
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I have RTL8139s in several machines without problems. The C stepping and newer seem stable.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 12:08 PM   #5
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Did you look to make sure that the card is running at 100mbps full-duplex? You can type mii-tool at a command prompt as root and it will show you output like the following:

eth1: negotiated 100baseTx-FD, link ok

I've had a network card go bad and it started running in HD mode.
 
  


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