Poor network performance: a lot of timeouts

Ronald Klop ronald-freebsd8 at klop.yi.org
Mon May 30 10:06:16 PDT 2005

On Mon, 30 May 2005 17:00:23 +0200, Imobach González Sosa  
<imobachgs at banot.net> wrote:

> El lun, 30-05-2005 a las 12:49 +0200, Gunnar Flygt escribió:
>> On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 11:03:20AM +0100, Imobach González Sosa wrote:
>> > El dom, 29-05-2005 a las 14:27 -0700, Kris Kennaway escribió:
>> > >
>> > > This kind of thing is often caused by duplex mismatch on your NIC.
>> >
>> > Ok, I've been playing around with media options (10/100, full and half
>> > duplex) but it didn't work. I suppose that I'll try to get a better  
>> NIC
>> > from one of my friends to try again :P
>> The only important thing here is that you have the same settings on the
>> switch as on the server! For Linux-es I tend to set them auto - auto but
>> for FreeBSD 100/full (non negotiation) - 100/full wotks best.
> Ok, I think I have it correctly with this command:
>  ifconfig rl0 media 100baseTX -mediaopt full-duplex
> (rl0 or dc0, I've used two different NICs).
> Moreover, I connected my FreeBSD box to the ADSL router (directly, no
> more machines connected) and forced the adapter to 10baseT/UTP and
> full-duplex but it didn't work. I also tried with 100baseTX, but then
> there was no carrier (the ADSL router is a bit old, and only support
> 10Mbps).
> So, I'm running out of ideas :(
> Thank you all for your help!

Don't you need a cross-cable to connect directly to the router?

  Ronald Klop
  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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