[Samba] Odd transfer speed issue

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 18:48:33 GMT 2008

On Jan 22, 2008 1:43 PM, Stuart Gall <stuart at otenet.gr> wrote:

> Hi Will,
> Alright ALTHOUGH this makes no sense at all
> do you have
> 04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
> RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
> I read that someone fixed this issue by swapping out a RTL8111 card.
> I have this card AND I have this problem. It is only affecting samba
> access from windows, http from windows is fine
> google "samba RTL8111" to get a feel for it :-))
> I am going to swap the NIC on Thursday I will report back.
> Can anyone imagine what could possibly be wrong with a NIC or its
> driver so as to ONLY affect samba to windows ??!!!

This is why I make sure that any nic purchase that I go to newegg and verify
the chip does not have the realtek symbol on it. Any other symbol and you
will be fine. The problem is the bulk of the inexpensive cards have a
realtek chip.


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