In case you don't know... D-Link is the second biggest NIC card maker and home network equipment.
I've seen it run as fast as 3-com, except that is is 3x cheaper.
As I said, we already tried forgetting the other 10BT card, we had the same speed. Now, I have no clues on how I could 'force' my NIC to go in halfduplex mode.
I don't believe that D-Link would slow down that much a network. I mean that we barely do better than having 10 BT cards. Even if we can't reach 12.5 mb/sec (the theoretical maximum) I would believe that we can at least reach an easy 6-8 mb/sec. After all, that's only 50-75% of the top speed.
The switch is effectively full duplex, and we have 2 to test. So if it's defect, both are. It supports both simlutanous full/half duplex for 10/100mbps networks, correct packest for 10mbps and run at half duplex for 10mpbs.
With our without the 10 mbps card connected on the network changes nothing.
I am going to get a cross-over cable to test this. I don't think the NIC are involved...a s I said before, we already changed them, switched company.
I can't really afford to pay a 3-com for a _home network_... That would be wasting money