[realtek] RE: network drops out
Wed Jun 26 10:23:01 2002
With regards to your message at 06:38 AM 6/26/02, Kris Thielemans. Where
>With this patched version installed, my system locked up at the first ftp
>(get) attempt. I then disabled Edgar Toerning's patch. After this, the
>behaviour resorted to the previously mentioned mess: after doing some ftps,
>the network card/driver seems to pack up, and only gets going again after
> ifconfig eth0 down
> ifconfig eth0 172.16.20.2 broadcast 172.16.255.255 netmask 255.255.0.0
> rcroute start
We tried for quite a while to get the Realteks to work continuously under
load and finally gave up, as have many others. The reason we were
interested is they were installed on some motherboards, so we had little
After much wasted effort we came to the conclusion that while these may
suitable for use with a cable modem and WinME, they are not stable enough
under load to use for anything serious.
We tried a number of variants, drivers, etc. Seemingly worked well, but
under heavy enough traffic always stalled sooner or later.
Conclusion: Get a real NIC.
3C905 and EtherExpress are both reasonably priced and work.
SMC can be pretty good too.
With our best regards,
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