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RE: [TCLUG:4962] 100bT problem

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Raney []
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 1999 11:01 AM
> To: Tclug-List@Listserv. Real-Time. Com
> Subject: Re: [TCLUG:4962] 100bT problem
> It may actually be the card's fault and not linux, as I had a similar
> problem when I moved a 3C905b over to 100BT.  In my case it was a new
> 100BT hub and I had to fight with the card's DOS utilities floppy to force
> it to recognize the media.  After setting it in 100BT only mode it worked.
> Oddly enough when I later changed it back to autosensing mode it
> correctley recognized the media.  Unfortunately it means having to boot
> into DOS :(

    Actually, it turned out to be the switch.  I think the switch
automatically downgraded the connection when the kernel loaded the network
code -- disabling and re-enabling the NIC.  Disabling autoconfigure on the
appropriate port fixed everything.