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Re: On-board ethernet - VT6102 Rhine-II - and slow connection



On Sunday 05 March 2006 19:23, Jeff Vian wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-03-05 at 13:30 -0500, jludwig wrote:
> > On Sunday 05 March 2006 12:53, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > On Sunday 05 March 2006 17:45, Jeff Vian wrote:
> > > > That adapter has 4 possible connection states   10/100MiB and
> > > > half/full duplex. Obviously the fastest would be 100 full.
> > > >
> > > > What is it actually connected as?  Usually the leds on the switch or
> > > > the adapter will tell you the speed, but I have not seen any tools to
> > > > check the actual state from the OS.
> > > >
> > > > I have never had any problems with any NIC using the via-rhine
> > > > chipset, but YMMV
> > >
> > > OK, that's reassuring.  I can't check it right now, but I'm intending a
> > > new install after the rebuild.  If there are still problems I'll swap
> > > the cat5 cable and try that.  I have to confess that it's a box with
> > > low usage, so I've never spent much time on it.
> > >
> > > Anne
> >
> > Try man ethtool;
> >         ethtool -s DEVNAME \
> >                 [ speed 10|100|1000 ] \
> >                 [ duplex half|full ]    \
> >                 [ port tp|aui|bnc|mii|fibre ] \
> >                 [ autoneg on|off ] \
> >                 [ phyad %d ] \
> >                 [ xcvr internal|external ] \
> >                 [ wol p|u|m|b|a|g|s|d... ] \
> >                 [ sopass %x:%x:%x:%x:%x:%x ] \
> >                 [ msglvl %d ]
>
> Thanks for pointing out ethtool.  I had earlier seen mii-tool but could
> not remember what it was.
>
> The -s you show above allows setting the parameters but does not display
> anything about current settings..
>
> After some playing with ethtool I found out that the display from
> "ethtool ethX" is likely what Anne needs.  Example from mine below.
>
> [root eagle ~]# ethtool eth0
> Settings for eth0:
>         Supported ports: [ MII ]
>         Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
>                                 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
>         Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
>         Advertised link modes:  10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
>                                 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
>         Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
>         Speed: 100Mb/s
>         Duplex: Half
>         Port: MII
>         PHYAD: 1
>         Transceiver: external
>         Auto-negotiation: on
>         Supports Wake-on: g
>         Wake-on: d
>         Link detected: yes
>
> Again, Thanks
> Jeff
I have the same problem (I forgot about mii-tool) since there are so many 
"tools" . 
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