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Old 06-08-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
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Network speed 10 mbps in place of 100 mbps?


Hi,

My problem is easy to understand but I never find any information to resolve it...

I have two computers:

first one running Mandrake 9.1 and Windoze Xp and the other one only Xp (baah but needed to keep a adsl winmodem working..)

When I access windows shares from my Mandrake machine, I'm not able to download file @ more than 3-4 mbps. When I do it from the same machine but running windoze, I'm able to reach 50-60 Mbps...

My network is normally running only at 100 mbps because my hub only works at this speed...

Is there something I have to configure in Mandrake?

Is it normal behaviour?

How to check if my eth0 is well configured?

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 06-09-2003, 06:47 AM   #2
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really no idea?

Is there a command to verify the speed of the network adapter?

Last edited by /su; 06-09-2003 at 08:43 AM.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 08:59 AM   #3
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Ok, so, last attempt to get a answer.... :-(

I'm soooo sd..

;-)

cya!
 
Old 06-10-2003, 03:31 PM   #4
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i wish i knew the answer

I've been equally perplexed by this problem. I've scanned the newsgroups and have seen the question come up several times but never properly explained. There's an article in google groups:

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=li...4ax.com&rnum=6

i'm just a newbie i'm not sure what he's doing - no idea how to check on the nic settings in linux, bet someone here does

there's another post here


http://groups.google.com/groups?q=sa...acy.net&rnum=6

the guy advises checking the samba logs - great idea but i'm not sure where they are and i probably wouldn't be able to make much sense of them anyway.

In fact if u go onto google groups and type samba slow xp/windows u will see alot of posts

For those of us trying use samba its a real pain - i'm sure someone out there knows the answer. i hope they read this post and enlighten us.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 02:21 PM   #5
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Network info command

Here ya go:

>mii-tools
Displays connection speed/type for eth adapters (actually, all MIIs, but I'm guessing eth are the only type you are using)

Do an 'mii-tools -F' to force a particular speed. Doesn't even require a restart. For info about making sure you get the right speed on startup, then read up on modules (lsmod).

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Old 06-12-2003, 01:55 PM   #6
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thanks a lot to both of you for your answers...

I tried to find answers in the news, but impossible to get information only on the speed of the network...

Thanks for your tools Nobody, but can you just tell me how to install them?

I download the program and tried to run it directly with ./. I suppose this is not the good way of doing...

Also I think that my windoze machine has nothing to do with the slow transfer speed. I bet that my eth0 configuration is the problem.

I hope i'll get answers!

Thanks again and cya!
 
Old 06-15-2003, 01:34 AM   #7
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just an additional note

don't know how you got on with the tool that was suggested. i found another tool called ethtool - i ran it in the console as root - ethtool eth0 - and it told me that the setting was half duplex speed 10.

managed to change it to full duplex at 100 speed by

ethtool -s eth0 speed 100 duplex full

rechecked it ethtool eth0 = and it works.

hope you had similar success


regards
 
Old 06-17-2003, 06:03 AM   #8
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Thanks a lot, I succeed to use your tool and get my eth0 configuration.

My network adapter is working at 100 and in full duplex without changing anything. However, I'm still unable to download at more than 3mbps...

I have tried on another location ( office) and the speed is the same...

Do I have to change something in my samba client configuration? (I don't know if such file exists, but how knows?)

Is that possible that the problem come from konqueror?

Thanks again for your help..

/su.
 
Old 06-17-2003, 07:22 AM   #9
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I have run into this same problem, so I always just used FTP if I needed a big file off of one of my Windoze machines. I'll give the ethtool a try and see if it works for me.

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Old 06-18-2003, 03:29 AM   #10
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just wondering

have u rebooted since u changed the configuration. Ethtool only changes the settings temporarily - after reboot they go back to the default of speed 10 duplex half. - its auto negotiation on the card
 
Old 06-18-2003, 05:32 AM   #11
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Thanks for your time Mike,

When I run ethtools, it seems that my eth0 is well configured:

Settings for eth0:
Supported ports: [ TP MII ]
Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Speed: 100Mb/s
Duplex: Full
Port: MII
PHYAD: 1
Transceiver: internal
Auto-negotiation: on
Current message level: 0x00000001 (1)
Link detected: yes

But the transfer speed is still the same...

Don't really know what to do..

Cya!
 
Old 06-18-2003, 07:11 AM   #12
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Have u tried looking through the linux.samba newsgroup:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...up=linux.samba

if u can't find anything try posting your question there. its a dedicated samba group - i bet they can solve your problems.

please post back here if you have any joy


regards
 
  


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