Why cant I make my laptop ethernet cards recognise 10Mbs?

Rick Stevens rstevens at internap.com
Wed Dec 12 00:16:05 UTC 2007


On Wed, 2007-12-12 at 07:42 +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Manuel Arostegui Ramirez wrote:
> > On Tuesday 11 December 2007 12:34:31 John Summerfield wrote:
> >> phil prentice wrote:
> >>> Thanks for any help
> >> I don't have any help, but I am very curious as to why you don't want to
> >> go faster.
> >>
> > 
> > Perhaps he has a 10 Mbps switch?
> > Just guessing...
> 
> I'd be happy for Phil to speak for himself on this; your speculation is 
> no more useful than mine.

Some chipsets and switches don't autonegotiate well.  You may try to
force a speed (and bypass the negotiation) by use of mii-tool or ethtool
at the Linux side and whatever commands the switch grocks at that end.

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