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 From:  "Neil A. Hillard" <m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] autosensing with soekris
 Date:  Fri, 11 Jan 2008 16:11:41 +0000
Hi,

In message
<e367ea100801110746t7f6e5177gbff9341b8938d390 at mail dot gmail dot com>, Frank
Altpeter <frank dot altpeter at gmail dot com> writes
>2008/1/8, Adam Armstrong <lists at memetic dot org>:
>> This is standard behaviour. If one port is forced to full duplex and
>> isnt' autonegotiating, the client side port will recieve no negotiation
>> and assume half-duplex.
>>
>> You generally shouldn't force the properties of an ethernet port unless
>> you're using poor hardware with known issues (like some old cisco and
>> 3com gear).
>
>Well, having to manually set endpoints to a fixed value is strongly
>recommended when running a LAN-connect e.g.
>$enter-english-technical-terms-regarding-LAN - because there's often
>problems when doing auto-sensing here. Well, at least when your're
>running quite up-to-date HP ProCurve switches.
>We've tried several scenarios with this customer's connection and
>there were lots of errors when doing it the "auto" way because the
>hardware between the two endpoints, which translate ethernet to ATM
>and send the packets over 4x2mbit/s lines, doesn't seem to be able to
>handle this.
>Currently, the customer has to use another switch between his endpoint
>and his monowall just because the monowall isn't able to be manually
>set to 10/mbit/s-FullDuplex, which is a little bit sad - it works, but
>it's sad :)

It's not sad because it can.  The documentation describes how to do it
at:

http://doc.m0n0.ch/handbook/faq-hiddenopts.html


                                Neil.

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Neil A. Hillard                E-Mail:   m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk