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 From:  =?ISO-8859-1?Q?G=F6ran_Samuelsson?= <goran at samuelsson dot pp dot se>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Problems w NIC in the 1.3b2 release
 Date:  Thu, 04 Jan 2007 03:35:03 +0100
I really don't see how your solution is easy adopted to my problem.

- With the 1.23b1 version: All systems go!...

- With the 1.3b2: NIC watchdog problem!

Nothing accept the version of M0n0wall/FreeBSD is changed, all H/W 
config the same. I've got a feeling that the problem lays within the 
operating system or the NIC-driver. A real help would be if someone 
acually knows what causes the log go: "kernel: xl1 watchdog timeout".

best


Ron Carter skrev:
>      To All:
>      I am using a pair of 3C905B-TX NICS.  I pulled the logs.  Here is 
> what I have:
>
>      WAN interface
>      Status up
>      MAC address
>      IP address 208.17.66.204
>      Subnet mask 255.255.255.224
>      Gateway 208.17.66.193
>      Media 100baseTX <full-duplex>
>      In/out packets 471805/453678 (248.37 MB/105.20 MB)
>      In/out errors 0/0
>      Collisions 0
>
>      LAN interface
>      Status up
>      MAC address
>      IP address 192.168.14.10
>      Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
>      Media 100baseTX <full-duplex>
>      In/out packets 1114677/1051494 (189.18 MB/333.25 MB)
>      In/out errors 0/0
>      Collisions 0
>
>
>
> 2 days, 00:15   I have reboot once a month to clear the modem.  I have 
> been tweaking my configuration to the limit.  I have it running 
> perfectly.
>
> I am using a c3 giga pro motherboard with 256 mb of ram.  I have a 
> total of 4 interfaces.  The 2 3com adapters, the on-board adapter, 
> athern wireless adapter.  I am bridging the wireless to the LAN side.  
> I would look at the link speed of the port that the 3 Com adapter is 
> connected in.  I recently ran into a issue where one of the 3Com 
> adapters was negotiating 100 half but reporting 100 full.  I found the 
> issue with Ethereal.  I saw error in the trace.  I set the post speed 
> of the WAN to 100 full and my DSL modem has to be set to 10 half. This 
> was step up with a managed switch with 3 vlans.
>
> VLAN1 - modem connection
> VLAN2 - LAN Connection
> VLAN3 - OPT1
> OPT2 - bridged to the LAN via the M0n0Wall
>
> Once done it was great.  It was no issues.  I have simplified my 
> network with a Netgear router.  Just for a 4 port switch.  I am only 
> using 1 port and everything else is wireless.  I be glad to give 
> anyone on the forum anything that I can.
> RC
>

> <goran at samuelsson dot pp dot se>
> To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 5:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Problems w NIC in the 1.3b2 release
>
>
>> Exactly what I have on just the WAN, my log is identical on that NIC.

>>
>> Arne Varholm skrev:
>>> I have the same two NIC's and also see a lot of watchdog timeout, in
>>> the log I have just entries from one of them,
>>> but I have I/O errors on both
>>>
>>> Uptime: 1 day, 07:30
>>> In/out errors     3/52
>>> In/out errors     337/0
>>>
>>> Arne
>>>
>>> kernel: xl1: link state changed to UP
>>> Jan 2 19:50:12     kernel: xl1: link state changed to DOWN
>>> Jan 2 19:50:12     kernel: xl1: watchdog timeout
>>> Jan 2 19:12:01     kernel: xl1: link state changed to UP
>>> Jan 2 19:11:59     kernel: xl1: link state changed to DOWN
>>> Jan 2 19:11:59     kernel: xl1: watchdog timeout
>>> Jan 2 19:07:23     kernel: xl1: link state changed to UP
>>> Jan 2 19:07:21     kernel: xl1: link state changed to DOWN
>>> Jan 2 19:07:21     kernel: xl1: watchdog timeout
>>> Jan 2 18:05:58     kernel: xl1: link state changed to UP
>>> Jan 2 18:05:56     kernel: xl1: link state changed to DOWN
>>> Jan 2 18:05:56     kernel: xl1: watchdog timeout
>>> Jan 2 17:49:50     kernel: xl1: link state changed to UP
>>> Jan 2 17:49:48     kernel: xl1: link state changed to DOWN
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> just tried to upgrade to 1.3b2 from the 1.23b1 release an cannot get
>>>> it to work properly.
>>>>
>>>> The problem seams to be with the NIC at the WAN-side. I have a
>>>> generic PC, an Compaq DPENS with two 3com 3C905B-TX NICS. (see
>>>> http://m0n0.ch/wall/gallery/43.jpg)
>>>>
>>>> When upgrading to 1.3b2 the communication almost stops, if i type
>>>> "www.google.com" in a browser at the LAN it takes several minutes to
>>>> go through. I've also notised that I cannot release the lease of the
>>>> WAN interface and that I get a "xl1 watchdog timeout" on the console.
>>>> (xl1 => WAN i/f)
>>>>
>>>> Been trying to change irq's on the NIC but nothing helps, when
>>>> downgrading to 1.23b1 all works fine again...
>>>>
>>>> best

>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>