Changing Link speed of NIC in OS X
Posted on 2006-11-25
I am a systems professional, though not a Mac expert. I have an end user whose router is in bad shape. It's a cheap Linksys puppy, and will only work at 10Mbps right now, though it is a 100Mbps-capable box... I have a new router on order for them. However, this network has 2 PCs and 1 Mac.
The Mac is a new iMac running OSX. I was able to get the PCs online by changing the NIC speed to 10Mbps full duplex.
I tried doing this on the Mac. I couldn't find it. I saw an article about how to do it from a terminal window..and that'd be FINE for me. I wouldn't want to walk an end-user through that..the possibilities for typos..and just LONG phone sessions are...well, you all understand, I'm sure.
Anyway...I looked on here for articles about how to change the link speed of the NIC in the Mac GUI, and couldnt' find anything. There MUST be a way to do this other than the command line. Right?
I was able to do it for the user in the Windows partition of this Mac, but it didn't translate over to the OS X partition.
Can anyone help with an EASY way to change the Link Speed of this Mac?