Subject: Re: Network performance very poor on 1.4P
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
Date: 01/27/2000 22:44:58
On Thu, 27 Jan 2000, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jan 2000 19:15:26 -0800 (PST)
> Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com> wrote:
>> You are right, my network is not full-duplex, yet the card is set to
>> Strangely, though, I can't get ifconfig to get out of full duplex mode.
> ...even stranger... there's a PR in the database that claims the card
> can't be put *in* full-duplex (same chip).
> I will have to study the manual for this beast again (I really despise
> the RealTek chips :-/)
Thanks to everybody's help, this mystery is solved. For some reason, the
card stayed stuck in Full-Duplex mode even when ifconfig tells it not to.
Somebody want to submit the PR?
The fix was to go to http://www.realtek.com.tw/cn/driver/8029-driver.htm
and pick up the RSET8029.EXE file and select Full Duplex Disable. This
writes into the EEPROM, apparently.
Now, NetBSD kicks butt. To and from the BSDI box, the 22,361,664-byte
file takes 21 seconds - that's 1.0 MB/s, which isn't half bad for 10 Mb/s
ethernet. (It's also on average about 10% faster than a RH linux box
with a DC 21041 w/Tulip driver.)
Thanks again! -Mike