I got a 3COM 16 Port 10/100 Mbps swith 3 days before. In my network I have machines installed with 100Mbps and 10Mbps cards. I tried to access my netware server from a client which is installed with 100Mbps RTL8139 card. In windows/Dos both operating system I am unable to access the server. I suspect the cable first. but with the same card and cable I accessed the server via a 8 port 10 Mbps hub. That time the card was worked in half duplex/10Mbps mode.
What's the problem with my switch..? I connected two machines installed with windows 98 ,100 Mbps card in the swith as a peer to peer network. In that network also when I try to copy files from one machine to another, It 's copied the files very slowly...
Is there any problem in the UTP cable crimping..? Is it necessary to crimp all the cables in side the RJ45 Jack..?