Problem with my 3Com 905c

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Wed Sep 9 00:53:15 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 7:28 PM, Stefano
Vettorazzi<stefanovettorazzi at> wrote:
>> > The result is: "01:0c.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation
>> > 3c905C-TX/TX-M
>> > [Tornado] (rev 78)"
>> That's a really common card (I've got a half dozen of them downstairs)
>> both embedded and not. I wouldn't think there would be any issue with
>> it.
>> The issue (I think) is with your DSL provider/modem/upstream of you.

> No. Because I have tried in Windows and the speed is the real.

I would grab another computer of some sort and connect them with a
switch/hub or crossover cable and ping each other.  That takes a lot
of possible problems out of the equation and provides a good test.

Another option would be to boot from the Live/Installer CD and ping
from there rather than your custom kernel.  What results do you get?

I checked - I've got eight machines at work with that card in it and
pretty normal Ubuntu install - local LAN ping times (100baseT not
gigabit) run 0.2ms

All you need to know about Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty -> gconftool -s --type
bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

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