[vortex] 3c905 Problem - Please Help

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Fri Nov 23 02:28:01 2001

On Thu, 22 Nov 2001 liedekef@pandora.be wrote:

> I have 3 pc connected through a hub, two of them can "talk" just fine to
> each other, the last one however keeps giving me the same message as
> mentioned below. Now I checked each and every network card (and they are
> in half duplex, even forced them with the 3com dos tools). Now, since the
> other two can ftp just fine at good speeds (200 KB/s) I expect no prbs
> there.

That's not a very good speed.  It likely indicates a problem.

> Now the third pc is running redhat linux 7.2, kernel 2.4.9-13, and
> this one never gives good network performance, nomatter what I do...

What is the error count in /proc/net/dev?

Are your cables paired correctly?
 (Hint: if you made the cables yourself, the answer is "no".)

> > > eth0: Transmit error, Tx status register 82.
> > > Probably a duplex mismatch.  See Documentation/networking/vortex.txt

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