Poor network performance: a lot of timeouts

Steven Hartland killing at multiplay.co.uk
Mon May 30 17:16:53 PDT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sebastian Ahndorf" <webmaster at it-is-warlock.de>

> Steven Hartland wrote:
>> Quite a few 100tx nic / switch combinations misbehave when both
>> sides are not set to the same be that 100fdx or auto sense. I've actually
>> never seen a problem with 100tx autoneg as long as both ends had
>> it selected and there wasn't a cable problem.
> I was talking about cheap switches (and that's pretty the same with 
> adsl-routers). There is usually no way to configure (at the switch) 
> which speed/duplex should be used and if you set your nic to a specific 
> mode, the switch doesn't mention this. So it keeps on sending it's 
> autosensepakets and waits for response. It get's timeouts and thats what 
>  pulls down the networkperformance.
> So you have to set your nic to autosense and you'll get a better 
> performance, cause the nic responces to autosense.

I think your just repeating what I said in different words :P


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