Subject: RE: full duplex ethernet trouble
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Dave <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/06/2004 09:05:40
On Wed, 5 May 2004, Tim Rightnour wrote:

> On 06-May-2004 Dave wrote:
> > I've finally upgraded to a 100baseTX switch and am having trouble getting
> > full-duplex ethernet working correctly.
> >
> > For right now, the network is composed of two machines, both with Netgear
> > FA310TX NICs and a Netgear FS108 switch.
> Worth noting.. I have an older netgear switch (8x10 + 2x100) and it has the
> exact same problem.  Certain cards would fdx to it, others wouldn't.  Some of
> them I could get into fdx mode, by setting the override switches on the back,
> to force it to fdx, but not all of them.

After poking through manpages, Google results, and so on, I decided to try
the following for /etc/ifconfig.tlp0: netmask 0xffffff00 media auto

Everything seems fine now.

David Griffith