Problems with 3Com 3c905b

Asmodeus asmodeus at
Sat Oct 23 15:48:05 GMT 1999

On Sun, 24 Oct 1999 thomas at wrote:

> I have problems with samba 2.0.5a amd my 3com 3c905b in 100 mbit mode:
> writing performance: about 7,5 MB/s (ide hdd !!)
> reading performance: about 0,2 MB/s (I can't explain !!)

 You might want to check the cabling (especially if you made it yourself)
I had one cable that would send fine, but would drop 25% of all packets
coming the other way, which slowed transfers down a LOT. For largeer-ish
distances, it makes a difference, but for short ones, you can b0rk the
cabling and not drop packets.

I put up the "proper" way to do it (colour-coded because its easier for me
to remember it by colour :-)


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