[Nottingham] network slowing down

Paul Sladen nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Sun Nov 17 03:15:02 2002

On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Guangyue Liu wrote:

> RX packets:17613304 errors:95526 dropped:0 overruns:252 frame:147785
> Just wondering if this is normal or whether i probably have a problem with
> driver/config/stuffs

This kind of thing is normally an auto-neg issue (where both the switch and
the NIC try to detect whether the other does 10Mb/100Mb HD/FD).  You can
force either the ports on the switch, or the network card with `mii-tool' or
`mii-diag'.  For Debian (or Knoppix) that's a simple:

  apt-get install net-tools mii-diag

although I have no clue with lesser distributions...  ;-(

Nottingham, GB