[RndTbl] Part 2 of slow file transfer on a LAN
john.lange at open-it.ca
Mon Jan 30 21:03:26 CST 2006
At the risk of sounding over dramatic, the NE2K was unquestionably the
worst network card ever made.
The linux drivers home page for this card is here:
Quote: "No document about this hardware can be written without an
initial flame: PCI NE2000 clones are a bad idea."
It goes on to explain that this hardware was made only as a cheap proof
of concept and was never intended for production.
I'll let you read the rest of the gory details for yourself but the
bottom line is you should get a different card.
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On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 20:06 -0600, Mike Pfaiffer wrote:
> Following Bills suggestion to compare the results of ifconfig with ipconfig
> and winipfcg under M$ I found more information available under Linux. I
> looked at the info for the network card in the M$ drivers. It was set up for
> half duplex under M$ (I changed it to full). I don't know if the software
> would affect hardware settings at this point. If I change it under M$ would
> it change under Linux?
> BTW, the card is a Realtek RTL8029(AS) which gets seen in Linux as an
> More things to report... I transfered around 10 large files in the space of a
> couple of hours (even allowing for the crashes from M$). Transfer was a
> single file at a time. Under Linux three simultaneous files takes 18 - 21
> After transferring the files (and getting numerous complaints about the C:
> drive running out of space although it was downloading to G:), I decided to
> muck around with the Network places icon. I mangage to set up access to the
> ftp server as a desktop window. I'll play around with it later. Any advice
> for getting something similar running under Linux?
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