[tulip] LinkSYS LNE100TX

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 18:53:24 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Jay Crews wrote:

> Got a LinkSYS LNE100TX card a few weeks ago.
> of tulip.o so I got the source (tulip.c (v95 I think), and pci-scan.c)
> Rebooted and eth0 loaded and everything seemed to work.
> I could telnet, ftp, etc.
> Here's the strange thing.
> If I telnet out to another unix box from my machine, then telnet
> back to my own machine, I have no problems.  Connects and logs in fine.
> BUT, if I let my machine sit idol for a few minutes, no one can
> telnet in.

Hmmm, that's curious.  Check
 - the packet counts in /proc/net/dev
 - the APM setting in the BIOS  (Does the network start responding when you
   touch the keyboard?)

> In other words, if I'm on my machine and doing stuff, other people
> can connect.  Else, it hangs up and times out.

APM setting...

> Also, when I ping someone, I get at least 80% packet loss.
> Does this sound like a clue?

This sounds like a cable problem.

Check /proc/net/dev for errors.

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