Collision Lights go Crazy

Cris Wade quade at
Tue May 11 03:49:35 GMT 1999

On Tue, 11 May 1999, E Irvine wrote:

> OK. Is one of your network cards set to "Full Duplex"?
> Full duplex is only for where a nic is plugged
> directly into a switch.

all the NICs are set to half duplex 10Mbit

ok, here are the type of network cards.. 

Server Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100 +
Cliant 3Com 905b

> Also, try the FTP speed. Is that slow as well?

FTP speed is good, as I said, if I am at the server and initiate the data
transfer from the server, it is fast.  

I think I have tracked down the problem though.  even though it may not
look like it, I think that the 3com NIC is bad.  I put a 10 baseT only
Realtek card in a cliant, and it works fine.. Is there any known problems
with 3COM 905b's running at 10 Mbits and SAMBA.  anyway, I think I will
buy Intel NICs from now on.. I have had good luck with them in the past.
Dont know what got into me to get the 3Com stuff, but anyway.

Thanks for the help

Jon C Wade


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