Re: 2nd NIC is off on Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe (nForce 570 SLI MCP)
I originally posted a detailed replay, but much to my dismay, these forums appear to wipe your post if you aren't logged in when you hit quick reply so I lost it ;( Between that and the captcha on the registration page being quite possibly the worst I have ever seen...doh. But I digress, I'll give you the brief version of my now lost post.
I just built 4 machines using this mobo on 32 bit etch 2.6.21 smp (64x2 6000+). 2 machines are fine, both interfaces work as expected. On the other 2 machines, port 1 is fine and port 2 is bad. One of them is identical to the problems experienced by Extensive2, including the workaround. On the other, the 2nd nic comes up, but errors on about 5 of every 6 frames it processes. I get a throughput of around 2-4k/s on it. Using either of the good machines over the same infrastructrue works as expected. I haven't tried the msi=0, msix=0 parameters yet, I will do that now and post my experience.