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RE: [linux-tr] Slow Turbo Adapters

Yeah, i've had that problem as well.  We had a 286 that all it did was fix dead
flashable nics.  So it'd boot up and you selected your configuration from a
boot menu and it'd fix the card so you could take it out and use it again.


On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, you wrote:
> I have had problems with Lanaid failing to recognize an Auto adapter.  I put
> the adapter in a pre-PCI computer with 4 mgs of ram and Lanaid and the
> adapter worked fine.  I never came to an understanding why but at least I
> returned the adapter to service.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik De Cock [mailto:erik@ibm.be]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 1999 9:16 AM
> To: linux-tr@emissary.aus-etc.com
> Subject: Re: [linux-tr] Slow Turbo Adapters
> On Wed, 14 Apr 1999 07:50:48 -0500, Michael R. Eckhoff wrote:
> >I've been hearing a lot about slow performance of the token ring driver
> (around
> >3K or so - you could almost do better with a cheap modem :/) lately.
> >
> >Every time I hear this, it is the Turbo adapter.  Was there a firmware/chip
> >change to this adapter that is making it really start running like crap in
> Auto
> >emulation mode?  I remember using Turbo's when they first came out in Auto
> mode
> >and saw GREAT performance.
> I've got several Turbo adapters in auto 16/4-mode which are all working
> nicely. you have to make sure the shared ram (/ramsize) in lanaidc is
> set to > 16K)
> Setting the ramsize bigger (32, 64) will increase the incoming speed
> greatly. Outgoing speed seems to be less affected, and is over
> 1000K/sec.
> The maximum speed I can get between two Turbo's in Auto mode (both
> Linux) is 1200K/sec (2.2.5-ac6 kernel with tr224.tgz tr-code)  ideal
> conditions and with tcpspray).
> I've also been testing IP masquerading through a PII 350 with two Turbo
> 16/4's (32K shared ram) and got speeds over 1000K/s going through the
> firewall.
> You can download "lanaidc.exe" from www.networking.ibm.com  (folow
> "support" -link)  ( TRI164T1.EXE ?)
> PS: be carefull with lainaidc, just last week I have broken a Turbo
> 16/4 whilst playing with it.. it doesn't get recognised anymore, not
> even with lanaidc.
> Erik De Cock.
"If no one out there understands, start your own 
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