[realtek] Can't sniff with Realtek 8139 in HP ZT1100 series laptop

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Tue Aug 20 09:28:01 2002

On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Jason Bowman wrote:

> [root@waturu networkcard]# lspci -v -n -s 00:0d.0
> 00:0d.0 Class 0200: 10ec:8139 (rev 10)
>         Subsystem: 103c:0020

OK, I'll this looks like a normal chip.  I'll add the signature to diag
program as a rtl8139B variant.

> > You were attached to a switch, not a repeater.  I could tell from the
> > negotiated link -- your link partner advertised full duplex.  Use
> > 'mii-diag' to verify this.
> I am attached to a 10/100 hub... I swear : )

The report said:
 Your link partner advertised 45e1: Flow-control 100baseTx-FD 100baseTx
10baseT-FD 10baseT, w/ 802.3X flow control.

That's a modern switch -- it even has flow control.
Ethernet switch chips are now so inexpensive that there are few

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