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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

By bleone ·
I have a Windows 2000 Advanced server connected to a portable Windows 98 machine with a crossover cable. Both have 10/100 cards. Connection speed is always 10 Mbs. How can I get 100 Mbs?

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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

by McKayTech In reply to why won't my network talk ...

You'll probably have to explicitly configure the cards for 100/full-duplex. Auto-negotiation often doesn't work in this context.

pal

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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

by bleone In reply to why won't my network talk ...

I can't find any dialog to configure the pc card. The card in the server I have set to full duplex.

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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

by McKayTech In reply to why won't my network talk ...

If you can re-post with the make and model of the 10/100 card in the portable, I can probably help you find a way to get to the configuration settings. With some cards, there is a command-line utility you have to run because the driver doesn't expose that part to the Adapter tab on the Networks properties page.

paul

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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

by bleone In reply to why won't my network talk ...

Paul: It is an ActionTec FastNet Pro.
Thanks

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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

by Big Ray In reply to why won't my network talk ...

Replace the cable. If the cable has any excess bends or is not cat5 compliant you may have problems getting the full throughput. You could also try getting a 10/100 hub and see if both PC's connect to the hub at 100. If they do then you know it was the crossover cable that had the problem.

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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

by bleone In reply to why won't my network talk ...

It is new cat 5 cable. I will try a hub sometime. Thanks

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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

by Kevin Anderson In reply to why won't my network talk ...

There's probably a DOS config utility for the NICs which will allow you to specify the speed. Use that. Once you hard set the speeds, you should be fine.

Kev.

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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

by bleone In reply to why won't my network talk ...

Any idea what that utility is?

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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

by eBob In reply to why won't my network talk ...

"pmwright" 's first answer is the best answer. Why did you "reject" it?

BTW, although it seems a small pojnt, the correct identifier for the speed is "Mbps". Why do I care? Beacsue one of these days, if it hasn't happened already, there is going to be some problem with little slips like this.

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why won't my network talk at 100 Mbs?

by bleone In reply to why won't my network talk ...

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