[plug] gigabit lan
meyerri at westnet.com.au
Wed Jan 9 09:10:32 WST 2008
On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 06:12 +1000, Daniel Pearson (Flashware Solutions)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kev" <kdownes at tpg.com.au>
> To: "PLUG" <plug at plug.org.au>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 7:05 PM
> Subject: [plug] gigabit lan
> > G'day all
> > I've just replaced 2 x 10/100 8 port switches (daisy chained) in our home
> > p2p network with 1 x 16 port gigabit switch. Most (but not all) of our
> > home machines have gb nics on motherboard, including the 2 right here on
> > my desk. One has a Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet Controller with the
> > skge driver installed and the other has an Nvidia CK8S Ethernet Controller
> > with the forcedeth driver installed. These are the default drivers
> > installed by Xandros.
> > I use only Samba on the network because there is a mix of Windoze and
> > Linux machines at home and thus far (the last 3(ish) years) Samba has run
> > flawlessly. Even now Samba seems to be running OK.
> > The problem: There appears to be no improvement in network speeds - no
> > change at all. Copying files between these 2 machines I have in front of
> > me happens at about 3.6Mbytes/sec according to gkrellm. I'm using good
> > condition bought, moulded cat5E cables, each 2m long. Only the switch
> > between them.
> > A complicating factor is that I'm really NOT very technically adept,
> > particularly with Linux and particularly with networking issues.
> > Perhaps someone out there might be able to ask me the right questions to
> > elicit the information required to help me speed things along a little.
> > Tia
> > Kev
> What I see as the begging question though, is what brand is the switch? I've
> noted the same thing for a client using a cheap'ish TP-Link 16 port GB
> Do you have another gigabit switch you could borrow to try, even if its just
> to connect the 2 machines in question?
What about bypassing the switch altogether and connecting the two
machines with a cross-over cable? That'll get the switch right out of
Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au>
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