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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  "chi underscore guy at email dot com" <chi underscore guy at email dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] [m0n0wall]: hub on LAN: dhcp not working?
 Date:  Wed, 29 Dec 2004 20:18:00 -0500
On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 16:29:00 -0500, chi underscore guy at email dot com <chi underscore guy at email dot com> wrote:
> My conjectures right now are (1) the firewall sets the communication to
> half-duplex and it used to be full-duplex, or visa-versa (I seem to remember
> in the back of my mind that one reduces the liklihood of collisions), 

Full duplex makes collisions impossible, but if that's a hub, not a
switch, you have to use half.

> (2) the imac, being a very new machine, is _much_ faster than other machines
> on the network and is somehow flooding it with packets.

Very, very unlikely.  

When you have all the systems online, does nothing work at all? 
They're getting DHCP addresses obviously, after that can they ping
each other and both ping m0n0wall?