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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: mnoel on Jan 30, '04 03:42:29PM

Doing this is an incredibly bad idea. Setting the interface to the wrong settings manually can create nasty performance problems.

The speed detection is all done by HW anyway, not any of Apple's SW, so it is unlikely that you would ever have a reason to change these settings.



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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: balthisar on Jan 30, '04 06:37:00PM

Doesn't always work. My old Lombard PowerBook had problems with certain 100mb/s hubs and routers, for example, and under System 9.0 I had to use the speed and duplex software to force the PowerBook into 10mb/s mode. When I moved to Mac OS X 10.0, I couldn't do that anymore, so just carried a 10mb/s only hub with me everywhere, which always negotiated fine.



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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: Embro on Jan 31, '04 11:26:05AM

So to make this a useful hint....
How does one check if you are connected at 10 or 100 or 1000 and whether the connection is half or full duplex?



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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: fds on Feb 01, '04 12:14:48AM
Open Terminal and type

ifconfig en0


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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: dan_s on Feb 01, '04 04:49:06PM

You are correct in that NWAY is handled by the hardware. But NWAY is not bulletproof, and if you know and understand your LAN topology, setting the proper intf params manually is a reasonable solution..



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