I have a problem with a RealTek 8139 PCI Ethernet Card. At first Step
I say, that my English is not very well, and I hope you will excuse
My two computer (a workstation with QDI brilliant IV Motherboard with
on board LAN adapter build on Intel's 82558 chipset and the name WORK1
works under Windows NT Workstation; the server with an Asus board, AMD
K6 and two network cards (PCI RealTek 8139 and ISA 3c509B) with the
name: SERVER2 works with Linux Kernel 2.0.35 (German distribution
S.u.S.E 5.3)) are connected via a crosscable. Both ethernet cards
(Intel's 82558 and RealTek's 8139) are 100MBit types. But in my case
they works in most times with slower speed. Only with the following
sequence, I can tell the RealTek to operate with 100MBit.
1.) Both computers are turned off.
2.) Turn on WORK1. Wait until the network is initialisieced. Note:
This only works, if in the networkcard settings is specified, that the
mode which shall be used, is 100MBit half-duplex.
3.) Turn on SERVER2.
Only with this sequence, I have between WORK1 and SERVER2 a 100MBit
My question is now:
With witch option/patch can I reach the goal, that the RealTek works
always in 100MBit half-duplex mode. The RealTek must work with 100MBit
half-duplex or don't work.
Thanks for helping.