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Old 07-30-2015, 06:18 AM   #1
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Network light wrong or what

I donno what's going on here, but after I started my computer with the cabled plugged into the wrong socket, there are two on my motherboard, it started glowing orange. Even though it seems to work fine the color wont change back to green, even after multiple reboots.

ethtools output:
Settings for eth1:
        Supported ports: [ TP ]
        Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
        Supported pause frame use: No
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 
        Advertised pause frame use: No
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 100Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: Twisted Pair
        PHYAD: 1
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        MDI-X: on (auto)
        Supports Wake-on: pumbg
        Wake-on: g
        Current message level: 0x00000007 (7)
                               drv probe link
        Link detected: yes
Copying something over the lan seem to max out at around 6700 KB/s. Any ideas?

EDIT: Never mind, I just noticed it's at 100 and not 1000, guess orange means 100. And even my internet connection is faster than 6700 MB/s so something is not right.

Last edited by galundrux; 07-30-2015 at 06:22 AM.
Old 07-30-2015, 06:46 AM   #2
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Glad you found out what it was. If you feel that your problem is solved, please leave your edited comments and use the thread tools to mark the thread as solved. Your experience may help someone in the future.

However if you still feel there's a problem due to the speed: The cable is plugged into a switch or router? Whatever the capabilities of that router may be governing why the link is at 100 versus 1000. Perhaps look into that.


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