I've done most of my development with the Connect ME connected directly to my development PC via a second NIC card and a crossover cable. I recently attempted to connect my device to my company's LAN and ran into some strange issues.
Pinging the device from the network results in slow response times and lost packets. When connected directly via crossover cable, I can ping indefinitely with a <1ms response time. I have a diagnostic web page on the device that shows "packets received since power-on", and I notice that when it's connected to the network, this number is constantly increasing at a pretty fast rate. This leads me to believe that the Connect ME is somehow getting bogged down trying to interpret the data on the network. I'm not familiar enough with TCP/IP to know how the module is supposed to handle this traffic, but I know that other devices on the same network respond to pings in<1ms, so something must not be right.
Any suggestions as to what might be happening here?