I'm experiencing a really bizarre issue with a new 25 ft. cable I purchased. It works with one machine, but not the other (well, it works but it is really, really slow).
I have both machines side by side. Cable #1 is 12 ft long, Cable #2 is 25 ft. Both cables work with my Athlon machine (I get the exact same speed to the internet -- 1.8 Mbs).
The short cable, when used with my K6-2/350 machine, gives me the 1.8 Mbs speed that the Athlon machine gets. The long cable, used with the K6-2/350 machine, gives me 500 *bytes* per second throughput.
The Athlon machine has ethernet built into the motherboard. The K6-2/350 box just got a new Netgear FA-311 card installed...
Now, why would the long cable work with the first machine, and not the second? I have a hard time believing it is a problem with the second machine, because the shorter cable works just fine. And besides, the cable is only 25 feet long -- it's not like I'm dealing with a 200 ft cable or anything..
Any help would be greatly appreciated!