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Date:      Sat, 16 Oct 1999 19:34:47 EDT
Subject:   Re: can't ping win95 machine
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In a message dated 10/16/1999 4:12:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< On Sat, 16 Oct 1999 wrote:
 > In a message dated 10/16/1999 1:53:51 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
 > writes:
 > << It may help us if you can provied the output of a couple things.
 > >> ifconfig -a
 > pn0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500    inet 
 > netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
 >     ether 87:ff:87:ff:87:ff     
 >     media: autoselect (10baseT/UTP <half-duplex>)
 >     supported media: autoselect 100baseT4 100baseTX <full-duplex>
 >     100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 
 >     <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP
 > lp0: flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 > tun0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500ppp0: 
 > flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 > lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
 >     inet netmask 0xff000000 
 > I'm using a linksys LNE100TXII NIC with the "pn" (PNIC) driver in my 
 > >> ping <windows-ip>
 > PING ( 56 data bytes---
 > ping: sendto: Host is down
 > ping: sendto: Host is down
 > ping statistics ---6 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 
 > 100% packet loss
 > >> ping <freebsd-ip> (from the windows machine).
 > Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
 > Request timed out.
 > Request timed out.
 > Request timed out.
 > Request timed out.
 > If theres anymore input I can offer, let me know! At this point I'll do 
 > about anything to get this working. Thanks again!
 >>>Can you telnet or ftp?  With a stock FreeBSD install i'm suspecting that
 >>>some software on the win95 machine may be tripping you up.
You know, I thought so too! When I was trying Linux a while back I could. For 
some reason though, I can't with FreeBSD. Tried CuteFTP and Simple Telnet. 

 >>>I also noticed that the pn0 is saying "full duplex" since you are
 >>>on a hub it should be set to half-duplex:
 >>>ifconfig pn0 mediaopt half-duplex
 >>>then try again.

I tried this, got an error:
SIOCSIFMEDIA: Device not configured
then I noticed that my card is set:
media: autoselect (10baseT/UTP <half-duplex>)
I think those other settings are just options on the card, but it is actually 
set half-duplex.
>>>you may want to put that at the end of your ifconfig line
 >>>in /etc/rc.conf.

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