Thanks for taking the time to repost!
Originally Posted by Outtascope
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.
To me that seems to indicate a production error at Asus. Maybe we should just return the erroneous boards. What's your opinion?