How do you switch from full-duplex to half-duplex

paulfrottawa

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I would like to see if half-duplex would speed up my isp connection. The set up here is cable modem to router to freebsd box.

I want my freebsd box to use half-duplex

thanks in advance for any link or know how.
 

mk

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check ifconfig(8) - look for mediaopt
example from the man
[cmd=]ifconfig xl0 media 10baseTX mediaopt full-duplex[/cmd]
 
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paulfrottawa

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No manual entry for ifconfig

I tried that code
unknown media subtype: 10baseTX
 

Speedy

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There has to be man page for ifconfig, also you have to check the man page for your NIC driver. E. g. man vr (vr(4)).
 

SirDice

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If you used the minimal install the man pages aren't installed. Have a look here ifconfig(8).
 

ghetto

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Next command show supported modes for your network card:
Code:
ifconfig -m fxp0
[...]
        supported media:
                media autoselect
                media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex
                media 100baseTX
                media 10baseT/UTP mediaopt full-duplex
                media 10baseT/UTP
                media none
                media 100baseTX mediaopt hw-loopback
Change settings with next command:
[cmd=]ifconfig fxp0 media 10baseT/UTP mediaopt full-duplex[/cmd]
 
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