[eepro100] eepro100 performance

Arthur Rinkel arthur@cal040041.student.utwente.nl
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 21:32:21 +0100 (CET)

On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Donald Becker wrote:

> > I'm having somewhat disappointing throughput with an eepro100 (i82557) on
> > a Pentium 133 system and I'm hoping someone can help me out a bit. The
> It appears that the local interface is set to full duplex mode, while
> the remote end is set to half duplex.
Local interface is set to FD, but I don't know about the switch on
the other end. Though the switch is capable of 100baseTx-FD, 100baseTx,
10baseT-FD and 10baseT, I'm advised not to use auto-negotiation because it
doesn't always works correctly between switch and NIC. Forcing the NIC to
HD should always work I'm told...which I have tried, but doesn't improve

> Don't force the duplex on either side.
I have no control over the switch this eepro10 is connected to, but if
auto-negotiation fails the switch uses HD.

Grtz, Arthur