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CRC Errors

hi All,

I am seeing a very high rate of input errors and crc errors on one of my fast interfaces used for metro e. can this cause a significant slow down in performance? i read online that this could be caused from a duplex mismatch. should I check with my provider to make sure i am set to 100 full on their side as well?

TIA,

R

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Re: CRC Errors

Hi,

Indeed, high number of CRCs can cause significant slow down in performance. Any packet that failed the CRC check causes the router to increment the CRC packet counter. When a packet is corrupted the upper layer protocol(s) or application would request retransmission of the packet and that would mean extra wait time for the user.

CRC are typically caused by noise on the line or duplex mismatch. Bandwidth constraints can also cause CRC errors sometimes. Try hardcoding the duplex and in the event that doesn't help physical layer troubleshooting is needed.

Hope that helps!!

Regards,

Sundar

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Re: CRC Errors

Hi,

Indeed, high number of CRCs can cause significant slow down in performance. Any packet that failed the CRC check causes the router to increment the CRC packet counter. When a packet is corrupted the upper layer protocol(s) or application would request retransmission of the packet and that would mean extra wait time for the user.

CRC are typically caused by noise on the line or duplex mismatch. Bandwidth constraints can also cause CRC errors sometimes. Try hardcoding the duplex and in the event that doesn't help physical layer troubleshooting is needed.

Hope that helps!!

Regards,

Sundar

Re: CRC Errors

You're right, most of the time CRC is caused by duplex mismatch. When operating at full-duplex, FCS, cyclic redundancy checks (CRC), alignment errors, and runt counters should be minimal. If the link is operating at full-duplex, the collision counter is not active. If the FCS, CRC, alignment, or runt counters are incrementing, check for a duplex mismatch. Duplex mismatch is a situation in which the switch is operating at full-duplex and the connected device is operating at half-duplex, or the other way around. The result of a duplex mismatch is extremely slow performance, intermittent connectivity, and loss of connection. Other possible causes of data link errors at full-duplex are bad cables, a faulty switch port, or NIC software or hardware issues.

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