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Jason
2004-12-22, 17:05
Re-read what Sean wrote. You want a SIMPLE layer 2 switch or hub, a Cisco
is about as far from simple as anything you could run across. In the
networking world Cisco doesn't enjoy the best reputation for
auto-negotiation support either.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Olav Sunde
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 4:29 PM
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Auto-detection of full and half-duplex

Sean, thanks for the reply. I'll try a Cisco switch and a few other
candidates to check. As to the cat5 cable - it is OK. I am responsible for a
large network with several thousand ethernet ports so I know all about good
and bad cables :>). This is why I spotted the problem in the first place.
I'll be streaming uncompressed wav to my SB so it would be nice to avoid
the trouble half-duplex can give. For streaming compressed audio half-diplex
would not be problem because of the low bandwith demands. I'll post my
findings when I've done some testing.

Olav

Dave McGaugh
2004-12-22, 17:09
I would take that a step further and say that no vendor is good with
reliable auto-negotiation across the board. That said, I am using an
older Cisco 2916XL locked at 10/full with no problems.

-Dave

On Dec 22, 2004, at 4:05 PM, Jason wrote:

> Re-read what Sean wrote. You want a SIMPLE layer 2 switch or hub, a
> Cisco
> is about as far from simple as anything you could run across. In the
> networking world Cisco doesn't enjoy the best reputation for
> auto-negotiation support either.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Olav Sunde
> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 4:29 PM
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] Auto-detection of full and half-duplex
>
> Sean, thanks for the reply. I'll try a Cisco switch and a few other
> candidates to check. As to the cat5 cable - it is OK. I am responsible
> for a
> large network with several thousand ethernet ports so I know all about
> good
> and bad cables :>). This is why I spotted the problem in the first
> place.
> I'll be streaming uncompressed wav to my SB so it would be nice to
> avoid
> the trouble half-duplex can give. For streaming compressed audio
> half-diplex
> would not be problem because of the low bandwith demands. I'll post my
> findings when I've done some testing.
>
> Olav
>
>