very slow NIC
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jun 10 23:23:19 PDT 2003
On Tuesday, 10 June 2003 at 18:10:19 -0600, TOPCAT CONSULTING wrote:
> I have an ethernet card that just doesn't seem to be performing well in
> both directions (in and out)....when I access this NIC from another
> machine on the LAN, file transfer is extremely fast, but when I use this
> machine to access another machine on the LAN, I can barely get 10 kb/sec
> out of it!
> Anyway dmesg.boot reports the card as:
> rl0: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> rev 0x10 int a irq 9 on pci0.13.0
> rl0: Ethernet address: 00:20:18:88:96:47
> rl0: autoneg complete, link status good (half-duplex, 10Mbps)
> So, is full-duplexing not turned on or something?
As it says:
> (half-duplex, 10Mbps)
> How do I turn full-duplexing on? Or maybe that's not the problem?
If your LAN is 100 Mb/s, it's definitely a problem. Try:
# ifconfig rl0 media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex
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