[CentOS] 8139 dropping packets

Mon Oct 29 13:26:36 UTC 2012
Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com>

> ck your duplex.  I have had two recent problems with duplex:
> One, with a Cisco router - it auto-negotiated every time to half duplex, even
> though it really -was- full.  Use mii-tool to find out.
> Two, with a RR modem - the speed was forced to 10mb half duplex instead of
> 100mb full duplex.  All sorts of strange loss.  Once I put it back, all was well.
> I have used TONs of 8139s, and while I do see where they are not the fastest
> kid on the block, I cannot say I've seen packet loss.
> Bob

Bob - thanks,

I found this article:

my devices are 10/100 and auto-negotiate. I will be changing them as 
soon as I can.