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Re: [opensuse] my internet hub prefers windoze to linux!
  • From: ianseeks <ianseeks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:39:50 +0000
  • Message-id: <200701252139.50604.ianseeks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Thursday 25 January 2007 05:07, kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I have a cable modem, connected to a 4 port hub for my home network. The
> two most active ports are the ones connected to my linux box and my son's
> hub. He usually runs just his xp box, maybe another machine. Occasionally
> he hooks up 4-5 machines and plays games over the net with his buddies, all
> hooked up to his hub. When he does that, my linux box essentially loses all
> contact with the net. Kmail, konqueror, firefox, opera etc, all freeze up
> in my linux box, both under suse10.1 and 10.2. The maddening thing is that
> if i fire up vmware and start a windoze virtual machine inside my linux, it
> has *no* problem accessing the net!!!!
> There must be an explanation for this, but I know too little to come up
> with it. What do the gurus say?
> d

Possibly a bad NIC in the XP box. One symptom we used to have in the long
distant past was that if a NIC went bad on a PC connected to a Hub, it just
flooded the network.
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