Puzzling one (for me anyway!)
Im seeing some odd behaviour from my Toshiba Laptop when I connect it to my home network.
If the NIC is set to Auto Negoctiation, or 100Mbs the connection status cycls between "Network cable unplugged" and "Enabled".
If it is set to 10Mbs it connects to my Belkin ROuter however the Status is showing as "Rear Repeater" and although declared speed is 10Mbs it feel VERY slow.
The odd thing is that although I do have a device on the network called "Rear Repeater" that is not the router that my pc is plugged into.
I suspect it is something to do with one of the settings on the NIC Properties. However many of the options I have not seen before and do not know what they mean, or what the implications are of changing them.
The NIC is a realtek RTL8101E.
Does anyone know why my laptop may be "seeing" a connection to my repeater rather than my router, and does anyone know where I can get a list of the configuration settings for my NIC and what they mean?