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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: simonpie on Feb 03, '04 03:16:42PM

This is definitely a hint. I had the same problem once with a ti portable to connect with a hub. I isolated the problem to an incapacity of the card to select the right speed to talk to the ethernet hub (it could take up to 45 minutes until something happened). As soon as I selected manually a speed for the card, everything went well.



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10.3: Check network speed to resolve connection issues
Authored by: ALLUPNU on Jul 10, '04 04:41:31AM

This is a valid hint, at work we have a Cisco based network (ATM) and it doesnt like the AUTO/AUTO (speed/duplex) setting. You need to know your port speed and make sure the NIC settings match otherwise you will have many transmit and receive errors. If the port is set to auto auto then it is anybodys guess as to what the two NIC's will negotiate. I suggest unless the network port, switch, router or hub is hard coded to a specific speed and duplex, leave the default setting unchanged. If the LAN/WAN side is hard coded set the Mac's NIC to match that setting.

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