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Re: [opensuse] my internet hub prefers windoze to linux!
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 07:18:10 -0500
  • Message-id: <45B8A002.2000601@xxxxxxxxxx>
kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 January 2007 20:40, Tom Patton wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 23:36 -0600, M Harris wrote:
>>
>>> I would recommend the Skylink 8 Port switch... relatively inexpensive,
>>> and very fast (does 10/100,. and keeps track of 100 or 10 separately) for
>>> the money for a wired network.
>>>
>> I'd suggest buying a gigabit switch to cover future upgrades. My 2-yr
>> old Asus MB interface is gig, and a gig card in the kids computer was
>> very inexpensive...and blazing fast! I have the 5-port Linksys EG005W,
>> and it handles /10 (HP Laserjet printer) /100 (2 laptops) &/1000 (2
>> pc's) flawlessly. But definately toss the hub!
>> Tom
>>
>
> Thanks for the suggestion, there is no question that the hardware will be
> changed. But I am curious why only my suse operation gets hit. Even the
> vmware virtual network card vmnet1, which is mapped to eth0 manages to pull
> and push its packets cleanly thru eth0! I think i will install a linux
> virtual machine before i switch, just curious if the packets see the
> difference!!!
>
One thought is that Windows doesn't back off properly after collisions
or otherwise behave nice. It wouldn't be the first time MS has violated
spec.

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