network not performing - where to start?
paul at boldra.com
Mon Feb 18 09:45:40 UTC 2008
I'm running 6.2 as a fileserver and sambaPDC on a home network, and I'm
having problems with network performance.
The machine is an old laptop with a pcmcia 10/100 network card but it
seems that I'm not getting better than a 10Mbit connection. This number
is based largely on observations copying large files to and from
windows, I'm sure there's a better way to test this from BSD.
I believe I've eliminated everything outside the network card by doing
some tests with a crossover cable and checking the switch and cable. I
believe I've eliminated problems inside the machine with various "time
dd if= of=" tests.
I think ifconfig -a is saying that the os thinks the card is 100Mbit:
ed1: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 192.168.1.5 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
So my questions are:
How do I check the network performance from within freebsd?
What other tools can I use to check for network problems?
How can I check the network card is configured and working correctly?
Thanks for any help!
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