on-board network 10/100/1000 on p4pe and p4p800-e

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I was using the asus p4pe for a year or so and the onboard gigabit
ethernet (Broadcom) worked fine on the internet and downloading, but
to transfer files within my home network would take hours. Then I
switched to a realtek card (10/100) and transfers became very quick. I
thought this was due to a glitch in the motherboard.

Now I have just built a system with a p4p800-e (Marvell gigabit
network on-board)and the same thing has occured. The internet is fine,
but a file transfer between computers is slow like molasses. I switch
back to a 3com card and all is fast again. Which leads me to believe
that the boards are not defective and that i am missing something like
a config. Or perhaps the gigabit does not communicate well with a
10/100 card.

Can anyone offer advice here?

thanks, eric
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    Have you downloaded the latest drivers?

    <eric@egypt.net> wrote in message
    news:ek8er09etgom8ga6u4me1fffirlad7nb07@4ax.com...
    >I was using the asus p4pe for a year or so and the onboard gigabit
    > ethernet (Broadcom) worked fine on the internet and downloading, but
    > to transfer files within my home network would take hours. Then I
    > switched to a realtek card (10/100) and transfers became very quick. I
    > thought this was due to a glitch in the motherboard.
    >
    > Now I have just built a system with a p4p800-e (Marvell gigabit
    > network on-board)and the same thing has occured. The internet is fine,
    > but a file transfer between computers is slow like molasses. I switch
    > back to a 3com card and all is fast again. Which leads me to believe
    > that the boards are not defective and that i am missing something like
    > a config. Or perhaps the gigabit does not communicate well with a
    > 10/100 card.
    >
    > Can anyone offer advice here?
    >
    > thanks, eric
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 06:30:28 GMT, "Pete D" <no@email.com> wrote:

    >Have you downloaded the latest drivers?

    most definitely.

    e.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 06:30:28 GMT, "Pete D" <no@email.com> wrote:

    >Have you downloaded the latest drivers?

    also, if I look at the properies area of the gigalan network drivers
    in the device area (winxp sp2) there are like scores of configs of
    which I have no idea what they mean. I haven't touched them, but I was
    wondering.

    e.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 16:55:45 +0100, eric@egypt.net rambled:

    > I was using the asus p4pe for a year or so and the onboard gigabit
    > ethernet (Broadcom) worked fine on the internet and downloading, but
    > to transfer files within my home network would take hours.[...]

    > Now I have just built a system with a p4p800-e (Marvell gigabit
    > network on-board)and the same thing has occured. The internet is fine,
    > but a file transfer between computers is slow like molasses.[...]
    >
    > Can anyone offer advice here?

    No, but have seen the same temporarily on one of the couple of
    P4P800-E Deluxe systems I built a couple of months back, both with
    WinXP SP1 and using the on-board Marvell Gigabit LAN. After finishing
    usual OS securing and reconfiguring, noticed that transferring files
    to or from one new box to any other on the LAN was slow, but the other
    new box was fine. Spent a few hours looking into it, even rebooting
    etc. without resolution, before deciding to shutdown all systems and
    call it quits for the night. Was working fine the next day and has
    been ever since, and am none the wiser of why.

    --
    Rom
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 16:55:45 +0100, eric@egypt.net wrote:

    >I was using the asus p4pe for a year or so and the onboard gigabit
    >ethernet (Broadcom) worked fine on the internet and downloading, but
    >to transfer files within my home network would take hours. Then I
    >switched to a realtek card (10/100) and transfers became very quick. I
    >thought this was due to a glitch in the motherboard.
    >
    >Now I have just built a system with a p4p800-e (Marvell gigabit
    >network on-board)and the same thing has occured. The internet is fine,
    >but a file transfer between computers is slow like molasses. I switch
    >back to a 3com card and all is fast again. Which leads me to believe
    >that the boards are not defective and that i am missing something like
    >a config. Or perhaps the gigabit does not communicate well with a
    >10/100 card.
    >
    >Can anyone offer advice here?
    >
    >thanks, eric
    Hi,

    I have no solution for you, but I can say I have seen this as well
    with my P4C800E Deluxe. After investing an afternoon trying to solve
    it, I found that in my case there was a driver loading conflict
    between the onboard gigabit LAN (mine was an onboard Intel gigabit
    LAN) and my firewall (Kerio). The result was that transfers across my
    LAN slowed to a crawl. I tried every driver I could get my hands on
    for that device, but the result was the same, either the firewall
    refused to load, or the LAN transfers dropped to pathetic. Rather than
    trying to fix the problem, I disabled the onboard LAN and dropped a
    Netgear PCI LAN card in and never looked back because it works
    perfectly.

    *shrug*

    Ender
  6. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 06:30:28 GMT, "Pete D" <no@email.com> wrote:

    >Have you downloaded the latest drivers?
    >

    I did that from the windows update site and the gigalan on-board
    actually began to work well for transfers from other machines. But
    transfers *to* other machines stayed at molasses speed.

    Then the next day my internet connection went south, wasn't sure what
    to think but as it was only on this one computer I switched back to my
    10/100 LAN card and all was cured.

    I myself am cured of on-board gigalan for a while,

    eric
  7. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 11:58:13 -0500, Ender <byte_me@SBhotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >I have no solution for you, but I can say I have seen this as well
    >with my P4C800E Deluxe. After investing an afternoon trying to solve
    >it, I found that in my case there was a driver loading conflict
    >between the onboard gigabit LAN (mine was an onboard Intel gigabit
    >LAN) and my firewall (Kerio). The result was that transfers across my
    >LAN slowed to a crawl. I tried every driver I could get my hands on
    >for that device, but the result was the same, either the firewall
    >refused to load, or the LAN transfers dropped to pathetic. Rather than
    >trying to fix the problem, I disabled the onboard LAN and dropped a
    >Netgear PCI LAN card in and never looked back because it works
    >perfectly.

    that's my situation right now. Two straight mobos and I'm giving up on
    on-board gigalan,

    eric
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