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[SLUG] PCMCIA 10/100 card tuning?
I've managed to get myself a groovy little notebook running SuSE 7.1
I went and bought a 10/100 PC card interface for it and even though
I couldn't find any consumer/tech info about the interface online,
it worked with Linux straight out of the box. Probably something to
do with the box saying it supported Linux, which was pretty cool ;)
Anyway, the card does work well, but seems to choke on certain activities
such as when I connect using Knews to my private newsserver and
also on ftp downloads. When I am using the Web or ssh, the choke
is not so noticable but I do feel it when getting news or doing
file transfers. A 2Mb file that takes a few seconds on my
workstation takes a couple of minutes on the notebook, for eg...
My private LAN is just 10Mb ethernet connected to a dumb hub. The news
and FTP servers are on this same LAN. I notice with the PC Card
I get a lot of collisions which I do not get on my Suns ;)
What I am asking is for some help sorting out my network tuning.
I know where to do this on a Sun but on Linux it's not so
obvious. I read the PCMCIA HowTo and the Ethernet HowTo, but
seem to be missing something about how to actually tune my
interface to it's best potential. Although the interface is 100Mb
capable, I am not using this functionality (as mentioned) but it
seems I'm not getting the best performance I could, even at 10Mb.
If it helps, the Interface is called a "MobileConnect FE16-TX 10/100 adaptor".
It is supposedly a DLink clone and is emulating an NE2000 at first guess.
I could find zero info about this interface by Googling, but only found
a few near misses...
The notebook is a HP Omnibook 800CT, so it has plenty of Linux support
and CPU power to match the Interface.
Rachel Polanskis Optus/Excite@nospam.Home
UNIX Administrator 100 Harris Street
IT Operations Pyrmont, Sydney NSW
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