Question about Linksys EtherFast 3116 Port 10/100 Ethernet Switch [ EF3116 ] (104857)

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Ef3116 has different up and down speed.

I have a problem with an EF3116 switch and a specific PC. I have the following configuration : a EF3116 switch with PC1, PC2 and a laptop, connected with short cat5 cables. The combination switch and PC1 is the problem. The ingoing data on PC1 is 10 times faster than the outgoing. So, if I do a ftp ( with a file of about 2G) from PC1 to laptop it takes 200 seconds, the same file from laptop to PC1 takes 18 seconds. The same applies for PC1 -> PC2 which takes 200 seconds, while PC2 -> PC1 tale 18 seconds. PC2 --> laptop is about 17 seconds both way. If I replace the switch with an identical type, all times are 17 or 18 seconds. The same PC1 has the same problem with 2 different ships on which the same type switches are used. I think the switch somehow decides to limit the speed from PC1 but not to PC1, and is related to the MAC address. My question is: How is this problem introduced and how can I solve it. Thanks for any reply. Ronald.

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Re: Ef3116 has different up and down speed.

The EF3116 is not an intelligent manageable switch, so it should not be able to "remember" anything about connected devices...especially after you cycle the power off and on.

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Re: Ef3116 has different up and down speed.

PC1 may have a defective NIC card. Also, verify that PC1's NIC card is using an up-to-date driver and that it's interface speed and duplex settings are set to auto-negotiate.

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