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AR8151 eth0 heavy trouble

First I had really bad issue with network speed. There I got this good article: http://mindmapapp.blogspot.com/2012/01/use-atheros-ar8151-ethernet-card-on.html But now I have really crazy things ...
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Is it possible to produce an unfair ethernet NIC?

The ethernet MAC protocol is based on CSMA/CD, which defines an algorithm for fair collision handling: If the NIC detects a collision, it sends a jam signal and enters binary exponential backoff: ...
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eth0 NIC Link is Down repeating message in kernel log

I've noticed since few days ago that same repeating kind of messages occurs and I positively can say that nothing was intentionally changed (installed/uninstalled) in that period. here's sample of ...
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1answer
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How does a NIC send a hardware interrupt? [closed]

Some context. A few weeks ago, a NIC was replaced on a box without much troubleshooting to find a clear resolution to the problem. A senior administrator got into a small tiff with an entry-level ...
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linux ethernet card ping problems?

I have a very strange problem with my ethernet card. Here is ethernet card details: description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8169 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Realtek ...
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1answer
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How do I calculate the ethernet NIC-to-NIC time to send a MTU packet (1500 bytes)? (OS-excluded) [closed]

I understand it will depend on the speed of the ethernet 10 Mbit to 100 Gbit. Given an ethernet speed, how do I calculate the time spend in the wire from NIC-to-NIC? I am assuming here that the ...
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2answers
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What is the fastest way to connect two machines for a ping-pong test? [closed]

I need to do a latency test between two machines, basically a ping-pong packet test. I wonder what is the fastest connection I can have between those two machines. I imagine my options are: Ethernet ...
3
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1answer
120 views

Two network cards latency

I'm trying to setup a network architecture where one network is a low-latency low-bandwidth tcp control system (GBit), the other is a high-bandwidth udp (maybe tcp) network that could get saturated ...
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interrupt coalescing for high bandwidth packet capture?

I have an application which does packet capture from an ethernet card. Once in a while we see packets dropped (we suspect due to the buffer in the network card or kernel being overrun). I am trying ...
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3answers
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Phantom NIC issue causing eth0/1 to drop out

We are experiencing a very strange and frustrating problem. Our company has servers here in Massachusetts, as well as in California. The issues we are seeing are only on the CA hardware. Out in CA, we ...
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5answers
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Break Network between two hosts without pulling Cable

I have two Linux hosts HOST1 and HOST2 connected by cross cable. How I can break the network between then without breaking the physical wire (I don't have access). If i do: HOST1# ifconfig eth0 ...
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1answer
648 views

Increase network bandwidth between 2 servers

Is it possible to increase the network bandwidth between 2 servers on Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 ? For example : Use 2 Gigabit NICs on each computer to have 2 Gigabits/sec between 2 machines ? ...
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3answers
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broadcom 5722 NIC not installed on Ubuntu Server, although driver present

I just installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS, running kernel 2.6.32-24-server, on a brand new Dell T110 server, supposedly fully compatible with Ubuntu Server. I have two NICs: one ONBOARD, the other ...
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2answers
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dual interface NIC with hw bridging?

I'm looking for a PCI NIC with two PHYs that is capable of bridging/switching in hardware but allows the host to monitor the traffic. Does such a thing exist? This would be running on a linux host. ...
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2answers
954 views

Installing Ubuntu Server fails to detect NIC

O/S: Ubuntu 8.04 Server LTS 64-bit Motherboard: Supermicro x8ste NIC: dual onboard Intel 82574L Installation fails, complaining that no Network Interface could be found.
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6answers
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information about ethernet cards

I have few question and I don't find right answers. What's the maximum speed of an Ethernet cable (not a phone cable! the one that has 8 threads) About the Gigabit Ethernet Network Card: Is it just ...
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2answers
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The PHY on eth0 keeps restarting. How can I keep it on?

This is probably a superuser.com question, but it isn't online yet. The PHY on my NIC is blinking on and off ridiculously, and it should always be on. I googled it and found no answers, just ...