Poor network performance: a lot of timeouts

Tod McQuillin devin at spamcop.net
Mon May 30 19:52:37 PDT 2005

On Mon, 30 May 2005, Kris Kennaway wrote:

> On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 10:56:22PM +0200, Sebastian Ahndorf wrote:
>> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>>> Both sides must have same config, autosense should work if there is no
>>>> config possibility in other end.
>>> autosense may in fact not work, especially on low-quality NICs like rl.
>> I don't agree to that.
>> I had similar problems with my network using a cheap switch with some
>> realtek nics. I had the nics running 100baseTX Full Duplex.
>> Changing this to autosense made the problems gone.
> Your one example does not disprove the statement.  I've seen this
> problem myself, and so have many others.

I found this document extremely helpful in understanding ethernet 
autonegotiation, especially the table on page 7:


Good luck,

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