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 From:  Leigh Finch <leigh at leighfinch dot net>
 To:  Leigh Finch <leigh at leighfinch dot net>
 Cc:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch, jking at informs dot com, PaulTaylor at winn dash dixie dot com
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Extreemely slow performance on a net4801
 Date:  Fri, 30 Sep 2005 14:55:45 +1000
Leigh Finch wrote:

> Chris Buechler wrote:
>
>> On 9/29/05, Jason King <jking at informs dot com> wrote:
>>  
>>
>>> Does your performance improve when using a m0n0wall installed on a PC
>>> with a few NIC's in it? Does it improve when you have just a router
>>> instead of a firewall? I notice that sis0 is autosensing a 10baseT
>>> connection
>>>   
>>
>>
>> that's exactly what jumped out at me.  half duplex too.  What is sis0
>> connected to?  I'm guessing it's running at a forced 10 Mb full
>> duplex, and when you plug in m0n0wall, since the other end isn't
>> autonegotiating, it's sensing 10 Mb and assuming half duplex as any
>> compliant device will when autoneg is disabled on the other end.
>>
>> I'd recommend setting whatever device is on the other side to auto
>> speed and duplex and that won't be an issue in the future with other
>> auto devices.
>>
>> -Chris
>>
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> Hi guys,
> Thanks for the responses, it's not the auto-negotiation, at the 
> particular time when I sent the details, I had it plugged into an old 
> hub, the problem occured also when I plugged it straight into my 
> laptop at 100Mb full duplex, I currently have the net4801 running in 
> dhcp mode on the wan interface, connected to my modem/router, and it's 
> working like a dream, which leads me to believe it's the mtu as Paul 
> suggested.
>
> I will test again and get back to you guys shortly,
>
> cheers
> Leigh
>
>
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Hi Guys,
I have tried lowering the mtu, but that doesn't fix it. hmm, I have it 
in routing mode at the moment, and the throughput is great, I love the 
software. does anyone else have any suggestions, I think I'll buy a new 
adsl modem, and see if that helps.

cheers
Leigh