Re: funky network slowdown
* Edward Guldemond <email@example.com> [2002-11-09 17:22:50 -0500]:
> On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 04:27:27PM -0500, N. Thomas wrote:
> > Nov 9 12:54:39 seneca kernel: sis900.c: v1.06.09 09/28/2001
> > Nov 9 12:54:39 seneca kernel: eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xcc00, IRQ 5, 00:0a:e6:12:e3:cd.
> > Nov 9 12:54:39 seneca kernel: eth0: Unknown PHY transceiver found at address 1.
> > Nov 9 12:54:39 seneca kernel: eth0: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default
> It just means that the driver was confused about that it was supposed to
> find on the chip. It found what it needed though, so it looks like
> everything is fine here. A question though: Does this appear when you
> start transferring the file, or only at bootup?
It's only at bootup, so I'm guessing it is not a big deal.
> > I'm using a switch, and swapping ports doesn't seem to change anything.
> > Still, I might end up having to return it to the store if the problem
> > persists.
> I meant to say switch instead of hub, but here's one more thing to try
> when diagnosing the problem. Try connecting the machines with crossover
> cables. You might not get full-duplex, but see if the numbers go up at
This was going to be my next step. Unfortunately I don't have a crossover
cable lying around, so I'm going to have to go buy one.
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