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Rx Packet Error
apocal1pse Dec-29-01 04:20 PM

Hello There!!

I've a big trouble and i don't know what to do.

I wanted to connect 2 pc's at my home with a single network ( crosscable without a hub ).
When i connect the cable and run the tests that came with the boards, everything seems ok except when i try to make the DATA SEND/RECEIVE TEST.

I get always the error "Rx Packet Eerror", the works a little bit, because i can see that pc's are communication beetwen because they can receive and transmit data, but in one pc i get this message and i notice that DATA RECEIVE had stop, like something is blocking.
I tried to change the of the cable ( change the connectors with the pcs ) and the result was even worst, now the 2 boards only SEND DATA, don't receive and i get the same message "Rx Packet Eerror"

Could it be a problem with the network boards? i already had them work fine, but now i dont know what is happening.
Could it be some BIOS configuration that is making this happen?

The network boards are GENIUS GF100TXRII and GENIUS GF100TXRIII

Can anyone help me?

Notice that i make this tests without any operating system, i have in one pc WIN98SE and i go to DOS MODE with running any line form AUTOXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS, the other machine has WIN98SE and WINXP but i start the machine the same way that the other

( sorry my english )

best reggards


1. RE: Rx Packet Error
lbyard Jan-02-02 10:25 PM
In response to message 0
The most likely cause of the problems is a bad cable. Is it wired according to http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/hardware.htm and http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable6.htm. Was it tested on an operational network? If the network adapters have Link LEDs both should be on solid. If they have combination Link/Activity LEDs they should be on most of the time and blink off when sending data. Larry

2. RE: Rx Packet Error
apocal1pse Jan-10-02 00:25 AM
In response to message 1
the cable have the right connections like i write bellow


my network adapters have 2 Link LEDs, one green and other orange.
the green one is always on ( if the two pcs are on ) and the orange lights on when at least one pc is sending or receiving data.
when i got that message "rx packet error" i see that the orange led stops for a one... two seconds.

i dont know what is happening

4. RE: Rx Packet Error
lbyard Jan-10-02 04:55 PM
In response to message 2
It is best to test a new cable on an operational network to eliminate it as the problem. A loopback test(?) will fail without a loopback adapter. Try running C:\>net diag. C:\>net /? for help. How long is the cable and what kind of cable is it. What kind of wire does it have, solid or stranded. Are the plugs rated CAT 5 or 5e and are they the correct plug for the kind of cable you are using, solid or stranded? The ends of the pairs of wires should not be untwisted more than 1/2 inch (2.54 cm/2). Inspect the plugs per the bottom of http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable7.htm. Yes, an adapter could be bad, but I think it is the cable. Larry

5. RE: Rx Packet Error
apocal1pse Jan-11-02 12:16 PM
In response to message 4
my cable has the reference:

"KROME PremisNET 4PR CAT5e UTP 200106 7281M"

i tried one with CAT5 only and it works, whats the diference between CAT5e and CAT5?

i'll try this weekend the cable in a network of a friend of mine

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