HostAP and Bridging performance

Travis Read travisr at rave.iinet.net.au
Thu Jan 30 20:37:59 EST 2003


Hey Dave,

What kind of ethernet card are you brdiging with? If it's a Realtek 8139
based card I'd consider getting a card with a DEC Tulip chipset or a
Intel (if you have the money). I've found that the realtek network cards
do not work very well at all if you try and do anything involving large
amounts of traffic. Maybe it's related?

Kind regards,

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On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Dave Edwards wrote:

> Hi Folks,
>
> I'm looking for some pointers here. I have a system running RH8
> operating as a Host based AP.
>
> I have remote systems that can connect and Authenticate without any
> problems, however when I enable bridging on the system the performance
> of the network goes through the floor.
>
> I'm relatively new to Linux and I guess that this issue is "operator
> error", but I can't figure out what is the problem.
>
> The performance that I'm seeing is as follows:
>
>     Without bridging enabled I can get aound 650Kbytes /sec to the system
>
>     When I enable bridging I get around 100Kbytes/sec!
>
> Does anyone have any pointers on where I can start looking to fix this?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Dave
>
>
>
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