Linksys EG1032 in G4 tower not running Gigabit

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by zmttoxics, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    I had some spare network cards with realtek chipsets so I thought I would try them out in the g4. The first card is a 10/100 card and does 7MB/s during transfer, which isn't too bad for a random 10/100 card I found. The EG1032 how ever is a gigabit card and only pulls in 9MB/s which is still in the 100baseT range.

    Now, I am thinking my overclocked G4 is fast enough for this (533mhz with 133mhz fsb) because its running the same speed as a Gigabit G4. The harddrives are 7200rpm, and the switch / other computer are all gigabit. I even tried straight through from my Macbook to the G4. This leads me to believe its a driver or card problem.

    What are your thoughts?

    Here is my ifconfig ouput:
    	inet6 fe80::214:bfff:fe5e:db72%en2 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x6 
    	inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
    	ether 00:14:bf:5e:db:72 
    	media: autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex>) status: active
    	supported media: 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,flow-control> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseT <full-duplex> 1000baseT <full-duplex,flow-control> autoselect

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