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Re: slow inet

Well I had the same problem with my cable modem and my NE2000 (An SMC which
has a Realtek 8019 Chip). It just does not work properly, and I tried about
2-3 other cards which are all NE2000. ICMP was really fast, the only
problem was TCP (maybe UDP, I did not test). Requests to the DNS server was
fast too. I plugged a 3com instead of my Ne2000, KABOOM! So fast! it seems
that NE2000 and Cable modems (passing by a DHCP server) just don't fit
together. My other ne2000 is doing the relay on my internal network and it
runs really great. It seems that the problem is with ne2000 and DHCP. Never
had been able to solve the problem beside changing my card for something
else that a ne2000 compatible.

Hope it helps!

Philippe April

At 03:18 PM 27/09/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Are you running NAT/ipfw to get to the internet then?  If so, I found
>setting up DNS on the obsd machine and having all your other machines
>point to only it for dns will speed up the proccess on getting to external
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>On Mon, 27 Sep 1999, Joe Price wrote:
>Hi I recently installed openbsd on my old cyrix machine to be the
>gateway to my private network.  For some reason the connection is slow,
>and there are some sites that are just VERY slow.  I spoke with a few of
>the developers, they asked me if I was running off a ne2000 card
>(specifically the one that came with my cable modem), which I am.  Is
>there a problem with these types of cards? If so can it be fixed/patched
>or am I better off with a 3com?
>Joe Price (jprice@nevaeh.com)
>Interactive Media Development