Dell 2950 Server Plugged into a 1gb Switch shows 100mb only!
I have inherited a 2950 dell as one of my file servers it not been very happy.
Shadow files would randomly stop and RD would not work, turns out who ever set it up gave it no page file and it ran out of virutal memery I sorted that,
I then noticed that the NIC was running at 100mb when it was plugged into the 1gb core. Immediatly thought it was drivers, updated drivers no joy, it had two network cards. so i thought id swap them. The second one is Broadcom Nextreme II as opposed to the onboard Intel. I updated the drivers put the lastes BACS on etc plugged it in came up with 1gb for arroung 10 seconds then changed back to 100mb!!!!!!
I then tried to change the ip address to static, did this succesfully went back to the property screen it had disppered!! After rebooting changing drivers etc everytime i changed the ip address it didnt save chnages kept swapping bak to dhcp !!! Fortunatly I found a fix for this on experts exchange to change an ini file appartenly its common on net extreme!!!
However it still shows 100mb anyone seen anything like this, dont want to rebuild the sever!!