I've a little home network like this:
PC A Switch PC B -------- ---- ------ | A |-----| S |-----| B | -------- ----- ------- | ------ | M | ---->Internet ------ SDSL Modem
S is a Jensen wireless router set to bridge, has 4 10/100 ethernet ports.
The modem has only a 10mbit interface.
Now I'm having trouble getting 100Mbit from A to B.
- If I set A and B to 100mbit, A gets intermittent connectivity to anything, ping times out 80% of the time.
- If I unplug the modem from the switch, A and B talks using 100mbit fine.
- If I unplug A, B talks to the switch fine using 100mbit (and no problems talking to the modem/internet)
- If I unplug B, A talks to the switch fine using 100mbit (and no problems talking to the modem/internet)
- If I set A to 10mbit, B to 100mbit, there are no problems.
- Have tested 2 different NICs in A, with same result.
- Can't change the nic in B, no expansion slots, have some integrated nvidia NIC (uses the focedeath driver on linux), A runs Win-7, Realtel 8169/8110
Where's could the real problem be? Would I gain anything buying a regular switch instead of using my wireless router in bridged mode?