Ethernet Errors - One Direction Only

Elliot S. Metsger emetsger at
Fri Jan 7 20:51:07 GMT 2000

Hi Guys,

I've been reading this thread...  I have to tell you that in my experience, D-Link
equipment has been the source of many a network problem.  It wreaked havoc on my
network - ports got partitioned, etc. etc.  So now I don't use any D-Link products
at all.  I wasn't able to pinpoint the problem exactly, but when I removed the
D-Link equipment, my problems went away.

Now I use Netgear 10/100 cards exclusively, and I have no complaints.

Just my .02,


John wrote:

> Hi Phil,
> At 12:14 PM 1/7/2000 +0000, you wrote:
> >Maybe I'm being very obvious here, but have you tried changing the
> >network cards?. (If I were recommending network cards, I'd recommend PCI
> >3com Etherlinks - the 905s work well under Linux. Do not get an Intel
> >EtherExpress Pro 100 - they do not work well...)
> I have purchased a LinkSys 10/100 PCI and installed it with the Tulip
> driver (The original was the RTL8139 for the D-Link).  Same results.
> Today, if I get time I will swap a D-Link from a WinBlows box with the
> LinkSys and see if the difficulties swap ends.  I have a friend who is
> going to loan me a 3-Com in a week or so.  If the problem hasn't been
> resolved by then, I will be swapping cards all over the place<G>

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