Poor performance on ES101TX

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by James McGuire, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. Hi there

    I recently got hold of an ES101TX -- 8 port 100baseTX fast ethernet switch.

    They're quite old now, and in order to get them to run at full duplex,
    you have to switch off auto negociate, and force 100mbps/full-duplex on
    each port.

    You also have to do the same on all the client machines, else you get an
    abismal performance. If you set the clients to auto-negociate, the
    transfer rate is roughly 800kbps, forcing the clients to 100baseTX
    full-duplex slightly remedies the situation and increases the transfer
    rate to 24Mbps but obviously that's no where near what this switch is
    meant to be capable of.

    Firstly, is anyone aware of any firmware going around for this device?
    Perhaps a flash might remedy some of the problems I'm facing?

    Can anyone offer me any advice with it? Perhaps someone who has been in
    a similar situation with this device?

    Presently I have flow control switched off, should I perhaps switch it
    on and force it on all the client machines?

    Any help much appreciated,

    James McGuire, Apr 14, 2004
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