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Date:      Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:51:42 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Sean Lyndersay <lynders@hcs.harvard.edu>
Cc:        dg@root.com, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   RE: Slow network performance on 3com 3c509 
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.96.980330205055.25417C-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <000201bd5c5e$acc7d320$78a3f78c@lynders.student.harvard.edu>

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On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, Sean Lyndersay wrote:

> Okay, I've removed the SB16 completely, and rebuilt the kernel with no sound
> support. I've tried the 3com card on both IRQ 7 (i haven't got a printer)
> and IRQ 5, to no avail. I'm still getting really slow performance.
> 
> I'm going to try another network card, and I'll report back.

Hm.  You might check the netstat -i output and look for excessive
collisions (more than 10% of the output packets).  If this is true then
your network cable is getting too much interference.


Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major



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