RX packet errors
Posted on 1997-02-01
I have a 28.8 modem
I use dip to contact the service provider.
I used setserial to set my /dev/cua2 to spd_vhi and hardware handshaking etc.
However, I only seem to be able to achieve 1kb/s in ftp transfers and when using X (and netscape) the number of RX packet errors just goes sky high. Note that under windows everything works very well and my modem always transfers at 28.8.
Here is a bit of a transcript from ifconfig:
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING MTU: 1500 Metric: 1
RX packets: 477 errors: 153 dropped: 0 overrun: 0
TX packets: 634 errors: 0 dropped: 0 overrun: 0
The RX packet errors only seem to be skyhigh when I run X. Normally, the number of RX packet errors is much lower, (but I still don't seem to transfer very fast.)
I run linux on my 486DX/33 8MB RAM. Any answers, as well as tips for optimizing the speed of my connection would be appreciated.