[RFI] RF quiet wired routers

Jim P jvpoll at dallas.net
Sun Jan 6 09:50:43 EST 2008

> Linksys says my unit is not compatable with Vista even with the


Is this a plug-in ETHERNET card, a router or a switch?

If this is router/switch is there a bit somewwhere in the
LAN/ETHERNET protocol that specifies OS (I don't think so)?

I'd like to see the RFC that addresses (no pun intended)
that aspect ... (Sounds like somebody is stepping outside
the 'standards' again.)


Doing a bit of googling it looks like TCP/IP "Scaling" or
"AutoTuning" breaks some routers. Second, Vista also
breaks some routers with Stateful Packet Inspection.

These might be useful; the first link below



Jim P  // WB5WPA //

----- Original Message -----
From: "WX5L" <wx5l at charter.net>
To: <RFI at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 12:19 AM
Subject: Re: [RFI] RF quiet wired routers

> Hello,
> Just purchased a Dell desktop with VISTA and found that my 4 year old
> Linksys has Vista issues. It will auto-negotiate at 10 mbs only. If I set
> to 100 mbs it disconnects and only after I return it to auto will it
> reconnect. Linksys says my unit is not compatable with Vista even with the
> latest firmware upgrade available for this particular unit.
> So I'm looking for a new RFI QUIET unit preferably in a metal case that is
> compatable with VISTA.
> Any suggustions?
> Thanks,
> Randy
> WX5L
> _______________________________________________

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