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Old 02-16-2003, 01:46 AM   #1
NightStalkerX6
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Linux box splits my bandwidth in half!


[Alcatel Speedtouch Home-Pro]
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[Linksys EZXS55W 10/100 5port switch]---------------[Redhat 8.0]
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--------------------------------------------------------[Win XP]


I had never had a problem with this set up before, but recently I moved and had a lot of problems with my ADSL. I spent hours on end one night, resetting my modem, reconfiguring, etc. etc and ever since I've reset my Speedtouch back to it's defaults and redid the settings, for some reason my bandwidth gets evenly split across the two computers. Everything is fine when my linux box isn't on, but as soon as i boot it up i can watch a steady ping and in certain parts of the redhat boot process i will completely lose internet sync from my modem, then when it's done booting, both computers are getting half available bandwidth, until I shutdown the Redhat PC. Can anybody fathom why this is happening?

thanks so much,
NightStalkerX6

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Old 02-16-2003, 05:05 AM   #2
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change from dhcp to static if your using dhcp, and see if it makes a difference
 
Old 02-16-2003, 05:10 AM   #3
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tried that...went in through webmin and manually set my ip, etc. same thing.

2 computers and half of bandwidth can't be coincidental...there has to be something saying to evenly split bandwidth across the computers, i just don't see what could cause it.
 
Old 02-17-2003, 08:46 PM   #4
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My layout was exactly the same when it was working. If BOTH computers are off, and then I boot up the Redhat, it does the same thing. Redhat is only getting 1/2 of the bandwidth when it's booted.

XP: [assigned by DHCP]

IP: 10.0.0.150
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 10.0.0.138 (my speedtouch modem)
NIC set to run at 100 full mode.

RH8: [manually assigned through webmin]

IP: 10.0.0.151
netmask: 255.255.255.0
broadcast: 10.0.0.255

both PCs have unique MAC addresses.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 02:25 PM   #5
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Maybe ask the manufacturer of the product. That's what I always do, they are usually just sitting around waiting for someone who has bought their product to call for support. If they have no toll free phone number send them an email.

Post their response if you don't mind.
 
  


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