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 100baseT & Windows browse list question
Hi all!

I have two questions.  First, I have a Linux server sharing our DSL
connection between six or so computers.  There are two NICs in it, a
Digital 21140-based 10/100 card connected to the DSL modem, and a 3com
595TX 10/100 card connected to a D-Link 10/100 switch to the rest of
the network.

I just got the switch yesterday (upgraded from a 10baseT hub) and
anticipated the notable speed increase in network transmission (all
our cards are 10/100 cards).  The switch auto-senses the speed of the
NICs that are attached to it, and most of the lights came up green
(signifying 100baseT) when I hooked it up.  However, the card from the
linux server registered as 10baseT.

I know for a fact that the 595TX can handle 100BaseT.  However, every
one of the few diagnostic tools I have used (including "mii-tool",
"mii-diag", and "vortex-diag") report some kind of MII interface
error.  mii-diag reports jabber, vortex-diag won't change any
settings, and mii-tool reports no mii interfaces found.  The card
seems to function perfectly, but won't detect or set itself to the new
speed.  Any help would be appreciated.

--

Secondly, I have a relatively complex network for a home setup: two
Linux routers, three Windows desktops and a Windows laptop on one
network, and two Windows laptops on a wireless network.

- The main Linux server is 192.168.0.1, and it is the main gateway for
internet sharing.

- The second linux server is 192.168.0.3, and the only reason it's
still setup is that the wireless card was originally setup in IT and
it would be a pain in the {*filter*}to move to the other machine.

- The computers on the wired network are 192.168.0.2, .9, .15, and
17.  They are all running Win98SE.

- The computers on the wireless network are 192.168.1.52 (notice the
different network) and 192.168.1.53.

The second Linux box (the one with the wireless card in it) has two
NICs setup: one pci Realtek 8139, and a 802.11b DSSS Prism2 wireless
PCMCIA card in an ISA adapter.  Both cards function great.  The
wireless network's IP is 192.168.1.50.

Now, here's the problem.  The windows network on the wireless laptops
can't see the computer list from the wired network.  I have tried all
of the routing stuff I know (which isn't that much), all the Samba
configuration I know (again, it isn't much), and nothing has worked.
Yeah, I know, I should just get an wireless access point.  I plan to,
but I don't have one yet.  Any suggestions?

    Jeff



 Fri, 09 Apr 2004 06:49:37 GMT   
 100baseT & Windows browse list question
In article <3bd34a43.71542...@news.mindspring.com>, "Jeff Rowberg"

firstly, what are it's settings, whats the output from these. It sounds like
autoneg is not enabled.  what are the ifconfig counts.

....

Windows browsing is broadcast based so gets trapped by the router on both
sides, make a samba or windows box a wins server. with samba it's the wins
support=yes option.  You have to configure the clients to talk to wins as
well.  This makes it talk across subnets.

karl.



 Fri, 09 Apr 2004 08:22:56 GMT   
 100baseT & Windows browse list question

Modern Windows browsing apparently uses (D)DNS.

You can explicitly specify the computer name if you know it's there.
On Windows 2000 and later (and possibly Me) you can also give its IP
address or DNS name (if its DNS name is not its NetBIOS name).

For example, I can do Start->Run and "\\192.168.1.1" or "\\PROVIDENCE"
or "\\providence.local.net\" (I believe a trailing backslash is
required when you give the FQDN) to get to the same computer, even
though it doesn't show up in the net 'hood.

--
Eric McCoy <ctr2s...@yahoo.com>

"I woke up this morning and realized what the game needed: pirates,
pimps, and gay furries."  - Rich "Lowtax" Kyanka



 Fri, 09 Apr 2004 08:46:40 GMT   
 100baseT & Windows browse list question

Yes, it does indeed sound like autoneg isn't enabled.  However, I
don't know how to get it to enable.  I've tried a whole bunch of
things; it looks to me like the card isn't responding to the SIO/MII
commands.

Here's the output from mii-tool:

--x begin output x--

[root@lithiumboy jeffr]# /sbin/mii-tool
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth0' failed: Invalid argument
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth1' failed: Invalid argument
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth2' failed: Invalid argument
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth3' failed: Invalid argument
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth4' failed: Invalid argument
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth5' failed: Invalid argument
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth6' failed: Invalid argument
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth7' failed: Invalid argument
no MII interfaces found

--x end output x--

...and here's the output from mii-diag:

--x begin output x-- (-v option is verbose, adds the registers)

[root@lithiumboy jeffr]# ./mii-diag -v
mii-diag.c:v2.02 5/21/2001 Donald Becker (bec...@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Using the default interface 'eth0'.
 The autonegotiated capability is 0000.
No common media type was autonegotiated!
This is extremely unusual and typically indicates a configuration
error.
Perhaps the advertised capability set was intentionally limited.
 Basic mode control register 0x0000: Auto-negotiation disabled, with
 Speed fixed at 10 mbps, half-duplex.
 Basic mode status register 0xffff ... ffff.
   Link status: established.
   This transceiver is capable of  100baseT4 100baseTx-FD 100baseTx
10baseT-FD 10baseT.
   Able to perform Auto-negotiation, negotiation complete.
 Remote fault detected!
   *** Link Jabber! ***
 Your link partner advertised ffff: Flow-control 100baseT4
100baseTx-FD 100baseTx 10baseT-FD 10baseT, w/ 802.3X flow control.
   End of basic transceiver information.

 MII PHY #0 transceiver registers:
   0000 ffff 0000 ffff 0000 ffff 0000 ffff
   0000 ffff 0000 ffff 0000 ffff 0000 ffff
   0000 ffff 0000 ffff 0000 ffff 0000 ffff
   0000 ffff 0000 ffff 0000 ffff 0000 ffff

--x end output x--

...and the output from vortex-diag:

--x begin output x--

** (no switches) **
[root@lithiumboy jeffr]# ./vortex-diag
vortex-diag.c:v2.05 5/15/2001 Donald Becker (bec...@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3Com 3c595 Vortex 10/100baseTx adapter at 0xe000.
 Use '-a' or '-aa' to show device registers,
     '-e' to show EEPROM contents, -ee for parsed contents,
  or '-m' or '-mm' to show MII management registers.

** (with the -a switch) **
[root@lithiumboy jeffr]# ./vortex-diag -a
vortex-diag.c:v2.05 5/15/2001 Donald Becker (bec...@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3Com 3c595 Vortex 10/100baseTx adapter at 0xe000.
The Vortex chip may be active, so FIFO registers will not be read.
To see all register values use the '-f' flag.
Initial window 7, registers values by window:
  Window 0: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 00bf 0000 0000.
  Window 1: FIFO FIFO 0000 2000 8000 00ff 3ffc 2000.
  Window 2: a000 5824 e3ca 0000 0000 0000 00de 4000.
  Window 3: 001b 0101 0000 0000 e10a bfff 3fff 6000.
  Window 4: 0000 00d4 0000 0c80 0001 88c0 0000 8000.
  Window 5: 1ffc 1ffc 00de 1ffc 000f 02de 00de a000.
  Window 6: 0000 0000 0000 0200 0000 008f 05f6 c000.
  Window 7: 0000 0000 0000 0000 8000 00ff 0000 e000.
Vortex chip registers at 0xe000
  0xE010: **FIFO** 00000000 00008000 *STATUS*
  0xE020: ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff
  0xE030: ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff
 Indication enable is 00de, interrupt enable is 02de.
 No interrupt sources are pending.
 Transceiver/media interfaces available:  100baseTx 10baseT.
Transceiver type in use:  10baseT.
 MAC settings: half-duplex.
Maximum packet size is 0.
 Station address set to 00:a0:24:58:ca:e3.
 Configuration options 00de.

** (with the -m switch) **
[root@lithiumboy jeffr]# ./vortex-diag -m
vortex-diag.c:v2.05 5/15/2001 Donald Becker (bec...@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3Com 3c595 Vortex 10/100baseTx adapter at 0xe000.
 ***WARNING***: No MII transceivers found!

--x end output x--

Any further thoughts would be appreciated.  As for the wlan card, I
just now broke down and used Buy-It-Now on an access point from eBay.
Bye-bye wlan troubles.

    Jeff



 Fri, 09 Apr 2004 09:16:25 GMT   
 100baseT & Windows browse list question
In article <3bd36db8.80621...@news.mindspring.com>, "Jeff Rowberg"

auto-neg is disabled and fixed at 10mbps half duplex.  Lok at the
www.scyld.com site for details but I believe you want
miid-diag -A 100baseTx 10baseT

karl.



 Fri, 09 Apr 2004 19:19:11 GMT   
 
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