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 From:  "Robert Staph" <rstaph at digitalimpreza dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: Re[3]: [m0n0wall] Horrible performance..
 Date:  Tue, 22 Feb 2005 09:18:30 -0500
> Robert Staph wrote:
>> I'd have to say its the cheap $10 hub, not m0n0wall....  You get
> what
>> you pay for when it comes to hardware...
>>
>> -Rob
>
> I would say, spend the few extra dollars and get an unmanaged
> workgroup switch...
>
> Auto-negotiation on a client PC has nothing to do with m0n0wall,
> unless you are running a cross-over cable directly between m0n0wall
> and client. If your PC is not negotiating a proper connection with the
> hub/switch (hubs generally don't do full duplex) it is not m0n0wall's
> fault. Look at your cabling, hub/switch port, etc. If the m0n0wall is
> not negotiating a proper connection, but pfsense does (on the *EXACT*
> same hardware), then that is a different story.

Could it just be driver differences?  Even so, the client PC is having 
trouble, and a 10/100Mbps 4-port switch is around $30US.  Just imagine how 
fast things will move then.

-Rob