Slow Network Cards

31 Mar

I was having problems with network traffic being slow. Really strange, some protocols would be fast others slow (e.g. samba server was slow, smbclient was fast, http was slow).

I used the /sbin/mii-tool to see that my network card wasn’t in autonegotation.

I forced it into 100/duplex using:
/sbin/mii-tool –force 100baseTx-FD eth0

Strangely on a 10 network, Full Duplex (FD) was a lot slower than Half Duplex(HD) so i did this:
/sbin/mii-tool –force 10baseT-HD eth0

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