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Date:      Sat, 09 Oct 2004 13:28:21 -0700
From:      Sean McNeil <>
To:        Daniel Eriksson <>
Subject:   RE: re0 failures at 1Gb vs. 100Mb
Message-ID:  <1097353701.1204.0.camel@server>
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On Sat, 2004-10-09 at 13:09, Daniel Eriksson wrote:
> Sean McNeil wrote:
> > I have a strange problem that I have with my network that is=20
> > related to the output rate of my re0.
> I have a similar problem, but I haven't reported it before because I wasn=
> sure it was the fault of the NIC.
> No matter what I do, single connection output rate (TCP) from the RealTek=
> erratic and the average is well below expectations when it operates at
> 1Gbit. If I force it to 100Mbit (either through ifconfig, or by placing a
> cheap 100Mbit switch in between it and GigE switch) the average speed goe=
> up quite a bit due to a much more stable and consistently high single
> connection throughput.
> I have not done much testing of this, but I thought it would be useful to
> know that others are having issues too.

I was just about to look into polling mode. Have you tried it?  Does it
make a difference?


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