Subject: Re: Networking speed
To: Mark White <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/30/2004 16:43:49
On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 12:34:36PM +0100, Mark White wrote:
> I'm having fairly regular problems with transfer speed, and
> wondered if anybody could suggest anything I could try.
> I have a small network with two NetBSD/i386 installs (a
> Duron with 2.0_BETA "mirkwood" and an elderly Pentium with
> 1.6 doing firewall duties "lorien"), plus a few macs.  Both
> i386s have Sundance ST-201 NICs, all on a Netgear FS108.

I tried to get those adapters work properly at one time (I even
downloaded the datasheet for them). Unfortunably these NICs have a
very small amount of on-board buffer (2k), which means it will loose
packets if there are other activities on the PCI bus.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference