Strange autosense thing

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Gabrie van Zanten, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Hi

    My home network of 5 pc's, has 3 systems with a 3c905 and two with a
    cheap builtin card. Center of it all is a 3com 100Mb fixed hub. Lately I
    noticed that my network was slow and when using qcheck it turned out it
    was reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaly slow.... about 200kb/sec !!!

    I updated drivers, check the hub, tried severall things, nothing helped.
    Then someone told me to play with autosensing. I did remember setting
    all cards to fixed 100mb full duplex. So I changed one card to
    autosensing and wow !!! 67Mb/sec !!!

    After that I changed all cards to autosense and everything is now
    running very fast.

    Can someone explain or redirect me to an url, on how autosensing works?

    Gabrie van Zanten, Dec 6, 2003
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