Niall O Broin wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 29, 2000 at 06:26:56PM +0100, Dermot Hanley wrote:
>> > What autonegotiation modes are supported by *both* the NIC in the G4 and the
> > switch? Any decent NIC, swithing hub, or switch will support the IEEE 802.3u
> > autonegotiating standard.
>> Buggered if I know. All the kit is supposed to be auto-sensing 10/100 Mbit
> but the switch and the G4 won't conclude a negotiation. Which is wrong - the
> switch or the G4 - you tell me ? Is there a difference between a switch port
> and a hub port as far as auto-negotiation is concerned - I hardly think so,
> but I don't know.
>> > If it doesn't it shows that it's an old piece of kit
> > or just a crap piece of kit. Check your respective manuals.
>> It's a cheap switch, and the manual is utterly useless. Haven't looked at
> the G4 manual but I KNOW that it won't have that kind of detailed
> information - Mac users are not expected to need to know that, so they're
> not told.
I've had problems with macs (G3's in this case) and 3Com switches, which
was gotten around by forcing whatever port on the switch which the the
mac was on to communicate at 100-full duplex (I think) , This seemed to
make the problem go away, though it did take a certain amount of cable
tracing (never fun).
YMMV if you try similarish stuff but it worked for me!
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