Mathew:

You must know your way around network cards!?  Unfortunately this one is
part of a docking station (which I would like to use) for the XPI, and you
are correct it is ep0.

I do have a second option in the form of a more recent linksys pcmcia card
which can be stuck into a side slot - but will have then have to look into
conflicts when docked.
You said:
> See if your router can set its interface to 10BaseT/UTP full duplex.
> do a download test.
> Change router to half duplex...
> download test.

I used this card for two years with Win98 through this router without
problem - if Windows can make the card work nicely then shouldn't there be
some similiar setting I can do for nic configuration in FBSD?



Clearly I am still low on the learning curve, now I have to look up what
mediaopt is..?

>You cannot use the
> the mediaopt option with ifconfig. no one bothered to code it
> into the driver. unlike xl0...

Thanks again for your help.  Tomorrow, after work...
Cheers,  g/



----- Original Message -----
From: "matthew" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Graham North" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Rob" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: FTP difficulties 4.8R


>
>
> On Sun, 15 Feb 2004, Graham North wrote:
>
> > Hi Rob:
> >
> > Thank you for this help.  Thanks also to all others who replied this
> > evening.
> > I just came home and it is late so I will pursue all suggestions
tomorrow
> > evening.
> >
> > My gut sense is that it is the nic setup - at first I thought it might
be my
> > router (and maybe it is part of the problem but I have operated 3
different
> > machines through it and networked them in the past so am starting to get
> > pretty comfortable with it).  But tomorrow I will start by checking my
> > cabling carefully - though the same machine if booted into Win98 works
> > flawlessly so I doubt that the problem is cabling or flaky nic.  The nic
is
> > a 3com 3509
>
> I thought so. it is a 10mb/s card only, full and half duplex.
> I will never use one of those ISA cards again.
> I now throw them out.
>
> See if your router can set its interface to 10BaseT/UTP full duplex.
> do a download test.
> Change router to half duplex...
> download test.
>
> If router cannot change its settings, do this on the freebsd machine.
> I am quite sure, you are using ep0. You cannot use the
> the mediaopt option with ifconfig. no one bothered to code it
> into the driver. unlike xl0...
>
> if you cannot resove the issue, i would seriously look for a pci
> card you can slap in it.
>
> l8r
>
> m
>
> > which seems to be well supported.
> > Auto negotiation - that sounds plausible - esp. since sometimes files do
get
> > through but painfully slowly.  Lowering the MTU setting shouldn't
hurt...?
> >
> > To all - thanks again, I will respond further after playing tomorrow.
> > Cheers,  Graham/
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Rob" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > To: "Graham North" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>;
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 6:15 PM
> > Subject: Re: FTP difficulties 4.8R
> >
> >
> > > At 13:32 15/02/2004 -0800, Graham North wrote:
> > > >[snip]
> > > >My FreeBSD box on the other hand is a different story.   It is a PII
166
> > > >[snip]
> > > >It does go outside and connect, sometimes I can ftp download some
small
> > > >files, most times the process stalls.   I generally need to open a
new
> > > >terminal to kill the process.
> > >
> > > It may be nothing to do with this, but I get similar problems on my
DSL
> > > link with the default MTU setting, 1500, and I can get decidedly
better
> > > performance by reducing it.  Windows has some sort of dynamic
adjustment,
> > > but I've found it's more reliable to set FreeBSD specifically.   Try:
> > >
> > > #ifconfig <network_interface> mtu 1438
> > >
> > > and see if that makes a difference.
> > >
> > > There are optimum values for the mtu, depending on your link
parameters,
> > > and various formulae, but try that first before fiddling more.
> > >
> > >
> >
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