Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52447
3Com 3c920 NIC in Dell PC loses packets w/ 3c59x driver
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
My Dell Dimension 530 workstation with RedHat 7.1 preinstalled loses 30%
of packets with the 3Com 3c59x driver driving a 3Com 3c920 NIC (Supposedly
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Plug factory Dell Dimension 530 system into network
2.Watch it crawl
Actual Results: Network is blindingly slow due to large packet loss.
Expected Results: Network should have been blindingly fast.
3Com says that the 3c920 NIC is supported by the 3c90x driver but no such
driver is supplied with RedHat 7.1 and I cant find a version of the driver
that will run or compile on a 2.4.2 kernel
Not that it matters but I guess I should have used the word "Precision"
wherever I used the word "Dimension" in this report.
Current 3c59x seems reliable