[TriLUG] setting eth0 to full duplex
srhoffman at hofftech.net
Thu Jan 29 10:27:44 EST 2004
What kind of card, more specifically, what driver does it use?
I've used a tool called ethtool (may be installed on your box), you can
see what the card is set to and set many of the options, also you can pass
the parameters directly to the driver so that it's automatic. I have an
e1000 card and I added the "OPTIONS e1000 Speed=(10,100) Duplex=0-2"
(0=auto-negotiate, 1=half, 2=full) to my /etc/modules.conf, you might be
able to find what parameters your driver accepts by using modinfo
<drivername> and tinker.
the broadcoms I use also have options
> I'm aware of how to manually assign a static address to aninterface,
> however, I'm getting notices that there's a duplex mismatch.. switch is
> to 100baseT and I believe the eth0 is set to auto ( is that the setting by
> How do I set the interface to full duplex or 100baseT and what syntax can
> use.. if my ip was 192.168.1.100/24
> ifconfig eth0 inet addr 192.168.1.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 up (what
> be the correct syntax to set the media type to 100baseT)
> Or is there a file in /etc that you can set the auto start parameters for
> eth0 ?
> Any help is well appreciated.. right now the box periodically drops ssh
> sessions due to packet loss..
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