Joseph Stepien

TWR-K60N512 Demo and 10 Mbps

Discussion created by Joseph Stepien on Jan 17, 2012

I had problems with getting the Tower start-up demo to communicate via Ethernet.  It was unresponsive to a ping at its reconfigured IP addresss (192.168.1.40).  I configured all the necessary macros to no avail.  Stepping through code everything appeared to be ok but still nothing.

 

I recalled that we had a problem with a previous product of ours in which either the IP stack or the Ethernet driver had a bug, I don't recall which, that prevented communications at 10 Mbps.  I was using an old 10 Mbps hub in order to capture network traffic (via Wireshark) which a more sophisticated switch would avoid sending toward the PC hosting the packet analyzer.  I switched out the 10 Mbps hub with a 100 Mbps switch and retried the ping.  The ping was successful.  So it appears the MQX RTCS code may not support 10 Mbps Ethernet or is there perhaps a jumper on the Tower Serial board that needs to be reconfigured or have I missed a macro defining 10 Mbps operation somewhere?

 

Has anyone else had problems with 10 Mbps operation of Tower or MQX RTCS code?   

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