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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: lukec on Jan 30, '04 11:27:02AM

How does this qualify as a hint ?

PS I have panther and I don't have any issues with link negotiation. This should be in the forums not here.



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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: regeya on Jan 30, '04 11:40:36AM

I agree that this seems rather basic, but some people may not be aware that Panther doesn't always set the network settings right. Chill out for a minute and lay off the coffee for a while. :-D



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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: osxpounder on Jan 30, '04 04:00:17PM

I agree. Helping people is worth it; the benefit outweighs the minor inconvenience you experience when you see a hint you know you don't need.

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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: Furie on Jan 31, '04 02:23:36AM

This really doesn't have anything to do with Panther in particular. As someone who built large-ish Ethernet networks in a past life, I can certainly vouch for the fact that auto-negotiation isn't always automatic.

It's a simple case of certain hardware not talking well to certain other hardware. Certain NICs don't like certain switches, certain switches don't like certain other switches, etc.

While having the wrong speed or duplex settings can drastically hurt performance, I've never seen any damage done by messing with them. Generally, switches run full duplex, hubs run at half, although it's not always the case. Most mismatch issues are with duplex negotiation, not speed.



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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: mezis on Feb 05, '04 08:55:09AM

To all who think this is not a valid hint: why do you think Apple included to possibility to choose your network speed, if it's useless ?



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