Bug 52447 - 3Com 3c920 NIC in Dell PC loses packets w/ 3c59x driver
3Com 3c920 NIC in Dell PC loses packets w/ 3c59x driver
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-23 15:48 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-06 13:54:19 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-23 15:48:05 EDT
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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 
3c905C-TX compatible).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-08-23 15:53:51 EDT
Not that it matters but I guess I should have used the word "Precision" 
wherever I used the word "Dimension" in this report.
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2003-06-06 13:54:19 EDT
Current 3c59x seems reliable

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