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Help me find the right Gigabit switch

Q: Help me find the right Gigabit switch

I need a Gigabit switch to connect another PC to the web. There are many kinds out there and i'm lost. After looking around i found out that the minimal number of ports that comes with one is 5, i only need 2 but i'll have to get that one cauise i got no choice. Anyway, i have the Verizon FIOS service and all PCs are behind the router using a wired connection. This is the diagram of my connection as of now:

Internet -- D-link wireless router -- Main PC on 1st floor
| - cable to second floor
|
RJ-45 wall mounted jack w/ 1 port -- My PC

Basically what i want to do is plug the switch into the RJ-45 jack to create 2 ports so i can hook up another PC to web in addition to the one i already have connected.

I need something that will support my 100Mbps internet connection. These are the top selling switches at newegg i've been looking at. Will any of them do the trick?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122128

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124021

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124005

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122005

A: Help me find the right Gigabit switch

Either Netgear would be better than the Linksys products... The more expensive Netgear switch has more security features, but you may not need these

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Hi!

Running win xp on both pcs.

I need a solution to get this lan going!

I have a smc router attached to a switch from SMC GS8 with 1gbps (8 ports).

I have 2 pcs connected to the switch and this switch is comnnected to router

I have cat5e cables.

I need an ftp or something good to get the gigabit lan working with gbps transfers. I have 2 pci cards from Surecom in (one in) each computer with gbps support.

So, i know i cannot get the gbps from the windows interface... so i need another solution.

My intention is to transfer files from pc to pc, what can i do, an ftp, what?
:slurp:
Thanks a lot!!!!!
 

A:Gigabit lan with switch gigabit and router - how to transfer files

you need a working router/gateway, and the computers have to have valid IP configs (can they ping each other). then you can do the 'ol \\pcname command in your exploreer windows to brose the other pc.



My intention is to transfer files from pc to pc, what can i do, an ftp, what?Click to expand...

FTP is an acronym for file transfer protocol and is used for internet transfers. you needn't worry about this.

unless you need the extra ports on the switch, you'd be able to plug the two computers right into the router.
 

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I have a gigabit switch that connects my servers and connects to a second 10/100 switch that connects from the gb switch to 10/100 NIC client computers. I need to replace this second switch and want to know if a gigabit switch will be a benefit with the "bottleneck" between the switches since that will be gigabit, or will everything still run at the slower speed?
 

A:Will gigabit switch help?

If you are still going to be using the 10/100 nics,
then that is going to be the network speed.
 

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so i have a Linksys WRT54G Router with DD-WRT Firmware and bought a netgear gigabit switch GS806 or something. for the past week my 3 computers were all connected with 1GBPS now all of a sudden my NAS Server is only being connected at 100MBPS is there some reason why all of a sudden it doesnt go 1GBPS ive tried power cycling my modem and router i've tried switching the port its on in the switch nothing seems to work.
 

A:Help with gigabit switch

Try a new cable, and also power cycle the NAS.
 

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I'm looking at replacing a couple OLD 10/100 switches. They are each at a IDF location in the network. For smaller networks, I typically just use a Cisco SG300 and just figure out how many ports they need.

Any reasons to look at something better here? I was looking at the HP 2530-24G for example.

All I need is the basics, VLANs, etc.

So, just go with a SG300 or is it worth spending more to get the HP2530? Or, if there is something within the price range of those two I'm open to suggestions.
 

A:Which Gigabit Switch

It's really a matter of preference. Personally, I would stay with the Cisco SG300 as their products are usually rock solid. I've never had any issues with their support and they keep up with the IOS/firmware fixes/upgrades. If you run an all Cisco environment, these switches are feature rich with various capabilities such as CDP, STP, etc. that can make managing your network easier. I prefer using CLI but the GUI is relatively easy to use.
 

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I am considering to buy a Gb switch but will I have a faster transfer rate if my Ethernet router "100Mb" connected to my NAS and connected to an access pint with Ethernet ports in the first flour, then I am going to connect the Gb switch that I am going to buy to my Ethernet access point from this point I will connected my laptop to the new Gb switch. Will this speedup my network speed from 100 Mb to 1Gb when I access my NAS?

If this will work then I can use my buffalo powerline which has 100 Mb port to convert it to 1Gb when I am connected to my second powerline knowing that I have very low transmit rate between my second powrline and NAS due to distance.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
 

A:Gigabit switch

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Hi,
If I have standard dsl and the internet connection says 100mbps. Then would upgrading my router from 100mbps to gigabit have any performance increases in any of the 3 computers sharing the router?
thanks
ps. also upgrading the nic's to gigabit.
 

A:would adding a gigabit nic and switch help

in a word, no. your internet would remain at the same speed, and your average desktop machine will not deliver much extra network performance over a gigabit connection. for network backbones, gigabit is a good idea, but for your purposes the answer is no.
 

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hi there i'm in the middle of rearranging my network to accomidate my new NAS.

i have a NAS Setup that has a gigabit network card in it so i want to buy a new gigabit switch.

Right now i have my modem going into my Linksys WRT54G with DD-WRT Frimware. i'm planning on buying the SD2008 linksys gigabit switch then plug in my computer, my NAS, my Server into the gigabit switch.

is the SD2008 the best one or should i get one with Jumbo Frames, i'll be transferring Movie and TV Shows from my download box to the nas box so files from 4-100GB in size

will i need the Jumbo Frames and is it worth the extra 120 bucks.
 

A:Help Choosing a Gigabit Switch

Well, jumbo frames do help, but not all equipment is compatible with them. I've had problems in several settings trying to enable jumbo frames on my gigabit, even though my switch supports them.
 

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i need someones professional opinion on 2 24 port managed switches. not cisco. durability, stability, ease of use (gui). t
thanks. non-home use
 

A:gigabit managed switch

I know we've been having a lot of problems with our Dell(nortel) gigabit switches. Don't know of any to recommend
 

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so i bought myself a Netgear GS608 gigabit switch, so i plugged my switch into my router and my server, my download box and myNas all into the switch, port 1 where i plug my router to my switch is orange(10/100) and my port 3 and 4 NAS and Download box are both green(10/100/1000).

On the network connection on my NAS and Download box both say 1Gbps but yet transferring 40GB will take almost 3 hours i'm not sure why its not transferring faster.
 

A:Question about Gigabit Switch

About 4mb/sec is typical for most stand-alone NAS boxes. The gigabit port is strictly for advertising copy.

What's the exact make/model of the NAS box?
 

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Hello,

Will be using two desktop PC's in house for the first time now.

Have always had a hard wired Ethernet cable between Router output and the one desktop pc.

New PC coming with, apparently, some "wireless" capability.

a. Can one of the PC's be connected to the Router wirelessly (and the other thru the Ethernet cable) ?

If so, where are the Settings to do it, and how would I go about it ?

b. Or, is it better to try and set up a GigaBit "Switch", and have both PC's use it ?
Would this be better than one PC wireless, and one PC thru the Ethernet cable ?
Why ? Any caveats or gotchas doing it this way ?

Thanks,
Bob

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Hi guys, 1st post hope someone out there can help

My problem is i have just upgraded my network to gigabit and im only seeing transfer speeds of around 10mb/s and i think i should be getting more?

I have the black sky sagem router and a tp-link 8 port gigabit switch (TL-SG1008D)

I have one cable from the switch to the router, then 7 cables connecting my devices... (3d tv, ps3, xbox, pc1, pc2, qnap ts-210) (all cables are either cat5e or cat6) (both pcs run windows 7)

Everything works fine, i can stream from my pcs to tv via the xbox or ps3, or i can stream from my qnap to my tv, and everything access's the internet ok. But when i transfer media from either pc to pc or pc to qnap the speeds are 10-11 mb/s.

Both network cards are set to auto negotiation on the pcs. When i go into task manager>networking, the link speed shows 100mbps.

If i disconnect the router from the switch, its still the same. Ive tried forcing it to 1.0 gbps full dulplex, transfer speeds dont improve.

Any advice would be highly appreciated as its a pain transferring large files across the network, any info ive missed out i will be happy to add

thanks in advance, Jay ps the cables and the switch are both brandnew!
 

A:Network help with gigabit switch/router

think i have sorted it! sorry for the time waste!
 

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I'm mapping out upgrading our LAN to gigabit. We have about 50 workstations and the network just drags. The servers (5) and wiring are in good shape. I think I have the management convinced this is the way to go. It's just a matter of getting the hardware. I've been researching the Linksys SRW2024 switch and seems like the right price and capability for what we are trying to do. I was also thinking of 3Com c-2000T gigabit NIC cards. Looking for opinions on this hardware or any other products (Netgear, D-Link etc) that anyone may have expierience with. Thanks!
 

A:Linksys SRW2024 gigabit switch?

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My house is currently wired with cat 6 wire in every room. We had an 8 port 10/100 switch under the stairwell but just upgraded to a gigabit switch. We have a cable modem and a linksys wireless router (10/100) on it is well. It is assigning the IP's on our network. Would I also need to get a gigabit router so that everyone on the network would get gigabit speeds providing they have the appropriate hardware? Sorry for the incoherence of this post, I hope somebody can make some sense of it.
 

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Okay I now have 5 devices to compete for 4 ports on my dlink wireless g router. The new device is a gigabit network drive. I would like to upgrade my two computers nic cards to gigabit and buy either 1) a 4 port gigabit switch(cheaper option) or 2)(much more expensive) a whole new 8 port gigabit wireless-n router.

If I go with option 1(preferred because of cost and size constraints) were would be the optimal place to put the switch and what devices to connect to it to eliminate bottlenecks and improve file sharing speed?

The two computers and network drive are all gigabit connectors. The other two devices are 10/100 media controllers for streaming audio. Would I place the two computers and network drive on the gigabit switch and the other two 10/100 devices on the regular router. I do have cable internet but am running only about 15mbps download speeds. Would the switch have to be behind the router? or in front? inquiring minds would like to know...
 

A:Adding gigabit switch to a wireless g 10/100 router?

I have an 8 port gigabit switch connected to my router. I plug all the stuff into the switch, and just run a single wire to the router. I have another gigabit switch remotely to split out some stuff in another part of the house.
 

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My Primary Router is the 2WIRE ADSL2 Wireless Modem/Router, which is FastEthernet (100Base).
I'd like to cascade a Gigabit switch (1000Base). I have not bought the switch, or I'd test myself.

Setup envisioned:
2WIRE -> Gigabit Switch -> [Gigabit NAS] && [PC w/ Gigabit NIC]

Question:
For wired network traffic, will a Gigabig-NAS and Gigabit-PC traffic be limited the 2WIRE's FastEther speed, even though they're connected to the same Gigabit switch?

My "thinking" is, since the DHCP/routing is done on the 2WIRE (primary router), all packets will need to
make a round-trip to the 2WIRE, which is 100Base - thereby being bottlenecked.

Please excuse me if this is obvious or if I have not made my post clear enough.

Thanks!
 

A:Bottleneck? - Cascading Gigabit switch from FastEther router

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Hi beforehand forgive my English not my first language and my ignorance at this matter.
and thanks for assistance and point me in the right direction.

I have installed my wired Network in home... we are 3 girls with 3 systems in 3 different rooms.

We have a Etherfast cable/DSL with 10/100 Linksys router 4 port switch model: BEFSR41 ver2 on a Internet connection Broadband 100 with a modem Motorola SB6120 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 eXtreme Broadband Cable Modem.

The modem is connected to the router with a Cat6 patch cable and from the router.... to the systems with Cat6 as well.

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We have not been able to receive a stable connection from our ISP "shaw" it says Broadband 100 and our sped test are giving us lower speeds...Now we contact the tech in the phone and He told us... that it's because we are under a router .
He told us that if we connect a gigabit switch, this will increment our Internet speed, because the router is slowing it down?

Is this truth ? and if it is what gigabit switch is recommended for a budget of $70.00

Thanks.

Toti
 

A:Solved: Router /switch combo = gigabit conection ?

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Just added a gigabit port to a 3COM 48 port switch. Conneced the server to it via an Intel 1000 Pro Server card (which was connected to a 10/100 port before) and network speed dropped. Database sorts that used to take about 1 minute now take almost 3.

I don't get it. I added the gigabit port to speed things up.

Help!
 

A:Gigabit port on switch makes things slower

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Anyone know of a good 16 port gigabit switch? Il'd perfer managed but I can live with unmanaged. I want to know pros and cons of any one that is stated and why? We're upgrading a few of our sites and we have old 10/100's unmanaged that are coming out I was thiking about replacing with the same netgear brand were removing but I wanted to do a little homework before deciding.
 

A:Whats your htought - Gigabit ethernet switch 16 port.

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Hey, all. For a couple years now, I have been using a 5 -port Linksys Etherfast switch to hook a Panasonic blu ray player & DishNetwork Box to the internet via my home network. I had the switch plugged into a gaming adapter. Worked fine, until I had to replace my router. Was using a Linksys WRT54G router and the switch & router communicated flawlessly.. didn't even have to set it up manually when I first added the switch. Did all this to avoid dropping more wires into my back bedroom.

I upgraded to Cisco (Linksys) E3000 Gigabit router, and the switch will not "talk" to the new router. DHCP's enabled, and both the bluray player & Dish box tried to autoconnect using DHCP.. no dice. Tried several hard resets on all devices mentioned above, even firmware update on the new router. No dice.

So here's my question : do you think it's just an incompatibility question? If I buy an Gigabit ethernet switch, do you think that will fix the communication problem?

I was thinking if you go gibabit to gigabit.. It might be more compatible. I wanted some expert opinions though, before I go dropping another $30-40 on a new switch.

I read about creating ethernet bridges using DD-WRT firmware, but it seems daunting. I am not a complete noob, but it seemed beyond what I wanted to bite off.

Thanks in advance you guys & gals!
 

A:Solved: Question about using Using an Ethernet Switch with my new Gigabit Router

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Hi Guys,

I'm having a few problems getting the right setting for my home network. I have my Siemens router hardwired to an airport express (distributing the signal around the house), and a Tenda network switch. All my home theater components are connected to the switch (WD media player, Denon Avr 1912, and PS3) and they all are receiving an active internet connection, but I cannot use them over the network.. To be more specific, I cannot see my WD drive over the 'shared' folder on my Mac, and I cannot access the receiver via Airplay to play my music wirelessly.

It seems strange that the PS3 has a good internet connection, I can use internet radio through the receiver, and I can get onto youtube through the media player.. yet I cannot access these devices wirelessly from my computer!

I'm thinking it might have something to do with the router settings? or maybe even the airport? Any suggestions would be great!

Thanks a lot.
 

A:Siemens 6520/Airport Express/Tenda Gigabit Switch

If the Airport Express is just a wireless access point I don't understand why there are the problems you report.

Is the Airport Express a router? If so, anything connected to its LAN will be inaccessible from your "main" LAN, and anything on the "main" LAN will be only partially accessible from behind the second router. You will probably prefer to use it as follows ...

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router... Read more

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Im about to purchase this
Netgear GS105 Prosafe 5 Port Gigabit Mini-Switch

But before i do, i would like to ask some questions about this item.

First, the reason im going to buy this, is that i have a ps3 in a room 50 feet away from the room with the computer and the modem and router. I can only recieve about 25 to 40% signal from my router to my ps3 and the games lag online. I was wondering if i get this gigabit mini-switch, will i loose any speed to my computer or ps3. I plan on running a cat6 line to the ps3 in the other room. I have comcast high speed internet. And another question is , can i run my computer and the ps3 at the same time with this item without any problems?
 

A:Netgear GS105 Prosafe 5 Port Gigabit Mini-Switch

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Cannot get gigabit performance out of Nics in Win 7.. Locked 100 mbps. My motherboard is an Evga 590 Sli Am2 motherboard, with dual gigabit nics. Having established that there is really no benefit to using both nics at the same time in another post, I am now posting because it seems I am only getting 100mbps out of my nics, even though all the cables in the network are cat 5e, and both the router, and switch in the network are gigabit capable.

I started researching this problem some time back on the net, and came across threads where other folks were able to resolve, by installing their specific network driver from mobo maker, as opposed to the network driver bundled with chipset from nvidia. I did some footwork then with drivers, and was able to get my machine running at full gigabit speeds. It ran this way for the past few weeks, then when transfering a 1gb file from one machine on the network to another the other day, noticed that the speed was locked at 100mbps. I went under task manager, network, and noticed that the speed was back to 100mbps.

I am posting here to see if anyone has any advice. The only option on my nic controller config and the one I used to get it working before, is auto negotiate. Gigabit is not listed.

Any help greatly appreciated..

A:Gigabit nic stuck at 100mbps in Gigabit network.

I am guessing you checked this already, but can't hurt to post the info in case not.

Right click your network adapter in the device manager. Choose properties. Then advanced. For the link speed/duplex mode, choose 1000 mbps/full duplex or whatever setting is the closest to that. I don't have gigabit network so I can't say exactly. Also, if an update for the firmware of your router is available, that is always good to install.

If both nics are onboard, try disabling one of them (if not in use) in the bios or device manager.

Here's my settings though, where I'm saying to look. I know you said auto-negotiate is the only option. You're sure about that after checking again, right? Weird problem, heh. Perhaps another machine on the network is set to 100 mbps, thus defaulting your router to work at this speed also?

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I have a gigabit switch and gigabit NICF on 2 PCS and cat6 cable between them and cant get gigabit transfers!

Why?

Hard drive limitations?? I ahve SATA I II IDE drives and cant get it!

Is it limited by those hdds??? Is it a question of software??? I use XP on both!

Will ui get more on Linux???

Why cant we get those transfers near gigabit?
 

A:Gigabit transfers rates! Why not gigabit values?

8 bits = 1 byte.

Therefore you transfer rate will theoretically be about 125 mega byte per second.

That will be lower because of harddrive limitations and overhead.
 

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Dear Tech Support Guys,

I have a Gigabit Capable Router. The Router being the NETGEAR WNR3500L Model. Which you can view from here... http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/work-and-play/WNR3500L.aspx

I also have a Gigabit Capable NIC Card. The NIC Card being the TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR Model. Which you can view from here... http://www.trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=140_TEG-PCITXR&cat=14

I also have the connection between both the NIC Card and the Router using FastEthernet Cabling (Hence: Category 5e). I am aware that Category 5e can support Gigabit connections. When both me and another one purchased the Gigabit Capable Router and NIC Card we connected to the NETWORK at 1.0 Gbps. A few months down the road, and now we both can only connect at 10.0 Mbps. We have both tried uninstalling, reinstalling, updating the drivers/software/NIC Card. We have also tried changing the cables in which connect from the NIC Card to the Router. I am aware that I will not connect to the internet at 1.0 Gbps, but I want to connect to the network at 1.0 Gbps. But what also is baffling is the fact that if we use the integrated NIC Card via the MotherBoard in which came with the computer as a whole we can connect to the network at 100.0 Mbps.

We are now aware the problem may not be the Gigabit Capable NIC Card but quite possibly the "Gigabit" Capable Router. We have QoS (Quality-Over-Service) Enabled on the Router, which should not affect the Connection Speed v... Read more

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hi all

guys i have a serious proplem now i cant find my switch user tab in logoff at start menu only logoff and cancel and if i want to switch to the other user i have to logg off the 1st one i need a way to return that tab back
am using XP professional SP3

thanks in advance..

A:cant find ''switch user '' TAB in log off

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/accessibility/fastuserswitching.mspx

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A:Can't find my Wireless Switch

Hi kruss08, and welcome to TSG.

Page 26 of the Aspire 5920's User Manual shows the location of the WLAN (Wireless LAN) On/Off switch.
 

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Hello All,
I am running an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard with the Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter with the 6.32.0.0 driver version.

I run DSL with the 1.5 Mbps speed through Verizon.
My situation is this:
Most of the time I connect at 10.0 Mbps and sometimes I connect at 100.0 Mbps. I get these readings from the systray by hovering my mouse over the 2 computers.

My questions are:
How can I connect at 100.0Mbps all the time?
Are there settings that I can change to facilitate this?
Is there a more accurate way to determine speed?
Thank you
 

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It shows up nowhere in the manual ? Generally it is quite close to the set of pins to which you plug the HDD led, speaker, etc.

ps. searching for your motherboard on Google doesn't yield much results so I can't seem to find a digital manual for it.
 

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I am unable to find the switch or keyboard key to enable WIFI on this system. I looked all around the cover and keyboard. Please help.

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I just installed 2 D-Link Gigabit switches into my home network. The network connections all register as being "Gigabit" (through windows network center) yet when I ran PassMark, all I'm getting is an average of 64.51 Mbits/Sec (max 65.5Mbit/Sec).

used online converter to check my numbers:
http://www.unitconversion.org/data-storage/megabits-to-gigabits-conversion.html

How can this be?

1000Mbit = 1Gbits
65.5Mbits = 0.063964844Gbits

that's horrible!
update: I direct connected my laptop to my desktop and ran again. I'm still only seeing 65.5Mbits/Sec. I tried several different cables, all Cat5e. What am I missing?
 

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i can't find any wireless network using my laptop.
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need help. flying off in a few days need the wireless to work. =(
thanks.
 

A:Cant find wireless network. possible wireless switch problem.

Some laptops need drives to activate the appropriate "FN" designated commands. Did you reinstall the PC recently?
Are you near a network you can connect to? Go to library, most of them have free Wi-Fi.
Also you can try to activate the card manualy. Go to Control Panel > Network Connections > and right click of your Card and "enable"
There is a low chance of this happening, but led might have burned out. Let us now how it went...
 

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Hello, I specifically want a wireless-router with an on/off switch for the WiFi itself. Ideally a switch that will stay in postion until you press it again.

Apart from that the router needs to have all round good performance. Price isnt too much of an issue.

I'd really appreicate any help. Thank you.
 

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Need to no if I have this right

they have a dsl modem going to a Linksys router to a 24 port switch then to a little 4 port switch. sure, so then Would it be modem to router then router to any port on the big switch or is there an uplink port on the big switch it should go to? then you would hook a cat5e from one of the regular ports on the 24 port switch and run it to the uplink port on the 4 port switch need to no if the whole sequence is right. Hope someone can help, john will told me the cable would go from the big switch to the uplink on the small switch but I am wondering if I have it all right or not and wonderiing about from the router to the 24 port switch does the cable just go in a regular port in the big switch or if there is an uplink port does it go there. Hope you can understand my rambleing here. Thanks (please don't send me to a link) just need to no modem to router to regular port or uplink port on 24 port switch then from regular port on 24 port switch to uplink port on the 4 port switch. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows xp hookup question for modem, router, switch, to switch?

Router to uplink port on 24 port switch, and then normal port on the 24 port switch to uplink port on the second 4 port switch. An auto-MDX port on a device negates the need to worry about uplink ports for that particular cable connection.
 

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I have Windows 7 Professional on my PC. In the first load I had, the PC should automatically detect if the LAN cable was plugged in, turn off the wireless radio, and change the network icon in the right bottom corner to reflect the cable was now in use.
Unfortunately, I had to reload my PC, and since then I can't get it to do it again.
So, what I'd like to achieve is this: Have Windows automatically detect when the cable is plugged in, turn of the wireless radio, and change the network icon in the right bottom corner to reflect the cable is in use - and, obviously, vice versa.
Can someone tell me what I need to do, please?

A:Have Windows 7 automatically switch to LAN when cable is plugged in and switch to wireless when it's removed

Hi,
There are two methods can help you.
1. Go to <Network and Sharing><Change Adapter Settings> and right click your wired and wireless adapters one at a time to change the properties. Select IPv4, click <Properties>
then click <Advanced>. For each one, clear the "Automatic metric" check box and assign the metric value manually. Setting your wired adapter?s metric value lower than wireless adapter one, such as ?1? for wired adapter and ?2? for wired adapter.

2. Go to <Network and Sharing><Change Adapter Settings>,
hold down 'alt' to bring up the "File" menu, select "Advanced", select
"Advanced Settings" from the dropdown menu, adjust the priority of your wired adapter higher than your wireless adapter in the "Advanced Settings" window under the "Adapters and Bindings" tab.
Hope this helps.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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I have a wireless router connected to my modem, and ALL PC's connect to that for internet.

I also have a gigabit switch I use to transfer data in between several of the machines. I do it quite often and I don't want it eating up the wifi bandwidth.
I have done it before, but it has been a long time and I cannot remember how I forced internet traffic over the wifi and local traffic through the switch
Is the only way to do it to specifically tell Windows to use the IP address of the LAN connection? I know it will work that way, forcing local traffic directly to that IP, but I seem to remember there being an easier way to do this.

Thanks.
 

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Am a new Networking BEE I had built a small network of 20 systems at my office and there I had connected a switch and router.

All the switch ports have been covered by all the systems and one port is given to the router
switch(20)----router(LAN)
|
|
|
HUB(8ports)

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

It works fine for my internet connections to all the systems but how do i make authentication of passwords and username to my network systems from one server which I use server 2003 at one system

let me know the detailed step by step procedure to build.........

I would feel very happy If at all any Suggestions for me to make my Business grow.....

As early as possible ................

Thanks in Advance

Smiles....[][]
 

A:Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

>>I use server 2003 at one system

you need to enable Network Login, but that requires that win2003 have

a domain controller
a DHCP service
and a DNS service.
the Domain Controller is just another name for LDAP and it becomes the control point
for all systems.

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server
 

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One question I need to know

If you go from DSL modem to Router then Router to switch
my question is then
If I wanted to hook another mini linksys switch into the bigger switch would you run the cat5e cable from the first switch to a reg port in the second switch or would you run it to the uplink port and then hook the 1 or 2 computers into the reg ports of the second switch.??
 

A:Solved: Windows xp-question of hookup switch to switch?

Obviously, run it to the uplink port if available.
 

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hi all,

system gets hang, pc configuration is intel 865bgf motherboard with PIV 3ghz ht processor with 80 gb samsung hdd and 266 mb ddr i reinstalled the operating system (xp pro) changed smps and changed 256 ddr but the problem still continues, when the system gets hang i am not able to use my keyboard or mouse i have to restart the system , please help me and also i have to know weather is this the hardware issue or the software issue, and also i am facing same problem with same configuration with the other customer pc .
warm regards,
pradeep
 

A:system gets hang (it freezes) only option is to switch off and switch on

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Hi everyone, I searched through the forums but couldn't really find what I was looking for.

Currently we have a DHCP server set up to a switch, that has a special line connecting to a switch in our shop which is just across our back lot, giving network access to the few computers over there. They recently put in a new machine that needs network access, but they have already accidentally cut two ethernet cords. I'm looking to provide a wireless solution for the machine, but I don't want to have to spend a few thousand dollars on a large wireless switch.

Can I plug a wireless router into the switch in our shop, and essentially turn it into a wireless bridge, or is there another, simpler way to do this?

If this has already been answered, sorry for missing it!

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: DHCP Server -> Switch -> Switch -> Wireless

While you could use a router, or even configure the router to act as an access point, why not just buy a true access point? They start at $27: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCate...ame=Wireless-AP-Bridges-Repeaters&Order=PRICE
 

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Is it possible to switch off a laptop screen - laptop runs Windows 7 - and prevent it being switched on again, without inputting a password?

I need to keep the laptop running, therefore I can't put it to sleep and logging-off has become a pain.

I've tried the Power Options, but the display comes on again when the mouse is nudged.

I've also tried "Fn + F6" on my Acer laptop, which switches off the screen, but an accidental key press brings it to life again.

Any ingenious little prog around? None I've seen have that crucial password privacy aspect.

A:How to switch off laptop screen & password protect switch on again?

a password is is used when you are out but if you are home you don't need a password.. unless you don't trust somebody...

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Can any one advised me

I want to implement network on 6 Floor , 12-12 Port on each portion in one floor, total 24 ports on each floor keeping in mind distance between the each floors how do i connect them with fiber cable (which fiber cable i required) so speed remain constant for all floors.

How is my Idea to implement...right from server room in 1 floor where all internet connection providing to each floor. Cascading from 1 to 2 , 2 to 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 5, 5 to 6. UPon this setup...do i get into a low speed bandwith comparing to 1 floor Network. Does Network Gets slow by connecting through Cat5 UTP cable in cascading example.

Please adviced me.

-Thank Q>
Shiraz
 

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Hi, guys. I have connected Huawei switch S5700-24TP-SI-AC with Cisco switch 2960 using one single fiber with LX SFP. The port is up on one side (Blinking on Huawei side) and down on Cisco side...Please help.
 

A:Huawei switch vs Cisco switch, How to connect

What kind of 2960 switch do you have? Have you checked the interface to verify the switch recognizes the optic and all the stats report back as normal? Are you using a Cisco branded optic? Do you see light being shot out from the optic in the 2960?
 

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i have this sr224 switch and i like to connect it to my giga network sr2024 switch.
now, i plug a utp belden cat5e to port 1 of sr224 and the other end to port 1 of sr2024.
what i got is the whole panel lights of sr224 will blink very fast.
is this normal? or sr224 and sr2024 cannot be paired?

thanks in advance guys
 

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Hello,

I use windows 7.
When I turn on laptop (acer Aspire 5742) cannot connect to internet until I switch user and log in again. Soon as I touch any browser icon the rest of computer stops responding as well. It's only me on computer. Have virgin media security/ spyware/ virus protection. Tried CCleaner. After I switch user everything is fine.
Additional info; On 16th October had great difficulty getting my emails from Yahoo. Sometimes sign-in box appeared without my security signature and different style of writing for browser remembered log-on details.

Cheers,

Gordon.
 

A:Solved: have to switch user to continue after switch on

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Hi Everyone.....
So, I just got Wireless Broadband hooked up in my business. I hooked the LAN to the Router and then hooked up a 16 port gigabit switch. I have three terminals coming out of it (in the bcak of the building) as well as a line running to the front of the building. At the front of the building I have the line going into another 16 port gigabit switch. I have 4 computer terminals coming out of that switch. I AM getting internet at the back of the building .....but nothing at any of the terminals after the second switch (front of the building). Can someone help?

Thanks!
 

A:Router to Switch to Switch.....No Internet at end terminals

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I thought that I had this all figured out, but my dad just asked me a question about my setup, and I can't answer it.

The setup is like this:
[ip-phones + computers]-->[small switch]-->[managed L2 switch]-->[router]-->[modem]

I have several ip-phones and computers grouped into blocks of 8. Each set of 8 is a medley of phones/computers connected to a small switch http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...nksys/Common/VisitorWrapper&lid=3681322279B34

Each of these switches, in turn, will be connected to a managed L2 switch http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pwcnt_3448p?c=ca&cs=calca1&l=en&s=biz that will create 2 VLANS: One VLAN will contain all of the phones, and the other will contain all of the computers. In turn, each VLAN will have its own router and DSL modem, thereby separating the network traffic.

I know that I can use this L2 switch to make the VLANS based on the MAC addresses of the devices. However, the smaller switches do not support 802.1q [VLANs]. Will it be a problem that the smaller switches do not support VLANs? Essentially, will this setup work to split up network traffic?

Thanks once again,
-Roger
 

A:Computer, switch, switch, router, modem

I have the same DELL switch for my phones. You PoE will not carry across the linksys switches, so that is the first problem.
Next are the computers attached to the phones? Or does each device get its own drop?

And whats this about 2 routers and modems? Thats a bit over kill!! QoS would do the trick.

I would run all the devices off the Dell and attach the computers to the Phones (most IP Phones have a passthrough port) Configure the Dell with trunk ports with the Computer VLAN passing untagged traffic making it the native VLAN. While having the phones on a Tagged VLAN(If you phones conig allows you to set the VLAN in its config great! If not you can bind the MAC to the VLAN). The you create a QoS policy giving the VoIP traffic priority!
 

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i have 4 comps with intel 1000 mbit lan cards and a hawking 8 port gigabit switch. i only pull about 12 megs a second over the network.... this is exactly 100 megabits. i know im not connected at 100 because when i was, i only got 8 megabytes a sec. shouldnt i be getting more like 30 a sec ? all comps are athlon xp based with windows xp pro.
 

A:Anyone have Gigabit ? Help me...

Sounds about normal, with a 100m/bit network, you don't get anything like 100m/bit throughput as a rule, more like 30-40m/bits. Remember, the raw bit rate on the pipe is just that, the raw bit rate. Since Ethernet is a CSMA/CD protocol, there is significant overhead in transactions. Ethernet performance goes in the tank when you reach about 70-75% utilization, and the amount of collisions and retransmissions rockets up exponentially as utilization increases.

Also, you fail to consider the capability of your system in other areas, like the bus, the hard disk, etc. You can only move so much data around in a single machine. Gigabit is normally used for backbone transport that serves many machines, it's pretty much wasted on a single workstation for 99% of the applications that exist.
 

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I'm building a system using the ASUS A8V Deluxe WiFi M/B. One of the features is built in "Gigabit Lan"; my current system I believe has a 10/100 built in Lan. I connect to the world via a cable modem & the speed has just been increased by my ISP to 2Mb.

My question is, will I notice any difference connecting via the "Gigabit Lan" ?

It also occurs to me to ask if my cable modem can cope with the 2Mb speed, as it is the same one that started out running at 300 Mb.

The markings on the modem show
ntl:home 100
Model No:60194E-A12

There is also a MAC number

Any info appreciated

Peter
UK
 

A:Gigabit Lan

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I want to replace my Linksys WRT 54 gl rourter with a gigabit 4 port wireless.Would they be interchangable??Would the cables be the same for the ports??

A:Gigabit??

Yes, its all the same. Wen yousay Gigabyte, do you mean Brand or speed?

Either way, odds are you will not reach the 1000M limit, so no special equipment is needed.

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My NIC is a Intel® PRO/1000 MT Gigabit Desktop Adapter.

Do i need anything special to get this to work? Can i just use as any other type of NIC that isnt gigabit?
 

A:Gigabit help...

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currently using a Gigabit Ethernet card. Does firewire have a faster transfer rate for MB/s?. Currently getting around 50 MB/s transfer bewteen computers did some google research just wondering how I can get something way faster thanks

A:Gigabit ethernet vs. ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by KCINREBAK


currently using a Gigabit Ethernet card. Does firewire have a faster transfer rate for MB/s?. Currently getting around 50 MB/s transfer bewteen computers did some google research just wondering how I can get something way faster thanks


Firewire is somewhat faster, but if you really want to go fast its fiber optic.

What do you need to go that fast for?

Ken

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Alright, I'm basically tearing my hair out in frustration because of this. I have a 3COM Gigabit LOM, network card, but need to update the drivers. Apparently they were last updated in 2003...however, after looking over MANY, MANY sites, I cannot find the drivers for this card anywhere!! Can anyone post a link, maybe?
 

A:3com Gigabit Lom????!?!?!?!?!?!

TechMan97 said:

Alright, I'm basically tearing my hair out in frustration because of this. I have a 3COM Gigabit LOM, network card, but need to update the drivers. Apparently they were last updated in 2003...however, after looking over MANY, MANY sites, I cannot find the drivers for this card anywhere!! Can anyone post a link, maybe?Click to expand...

Look here:
http://www.network-drivers.com/companies/2.htm

3C940 driver 3Com_Gigabit_LOM_3C940.zip [more] Windows 95 Nov 19, 2004

-- Tom
 

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Greets.
1st post here, so bare with me.

Here's the issue I seem to be having.

We just purchased Lenovos M57 - 6072-C1U desktop computers that came with the Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit network adaptor. We have a GB switch that is used for these computers, and CAT6 cables linking them.

WinXP Pro is installed on these machines along with the full range of updates. The problem is that when I switch the card to suck on the Gigabit connection, the LEDs on the card go from Orange/Green to Orange/Red. If on the other hand we leave it to 100/Full, the lights are Orange/Green and all is working fine.

Got in touch with our supplier and they tell us that there should NOT be a red LED on the card.

Has anyone gotten that issue before, and has anyone got a fix for this?
I've tried about everything I could think of going from looking for updated drivers and updated chipset for the Mobo. Nothing seems to be doing it.

Thanks a bunch guys.

OL
 

A:Gigabit question

I'd have to believe this is a driver issue. I have a number of different gigabit NIC's here, and they're all played nice together. I did have a driver issue that refused to allow gigabit operation last year, but I finally got the updated driver that made it work.
 

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Is CAT6 cabling required to run a gigabit network? The building has pre-existing CAT5e wiring already...would installing Gigabit Switches make any sense?
 

A:Gigabit Networks

Category 6 Cables will operate up to 100 meters. Ideal for Gigabit Ethernet and Analog Video over CAT6.

However you can use gigabit ethernet switch over the existing CAT5 wired network.

Can visit this link
http://www.lanshop.co.uk/dgs1008d.htm
 

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Hi,
I am looking to buy a Gigabit LAN to USB adapter and I have seen that all of them are USB3.0, but my PC has only USB 2.0.
The question is, due the USB 2.0 limitation, the adapter will work only as 10/100Mbps LAN, 1GBps is not possible on USB 2.0.
It that right?

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What does Cat 6 wiring and connectors give me that Cat 5e wiring and connectors do not over a gigabit network? Does Cat 6 just have extra frequency "headroom" or is it critical? Is Cat 5e not suitable if we ever go to 10 gb over copper ethernet while Cat 6 can handle that? Any info is appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Cat 5e vs. Cat 6 & Gigabit Ethernet

I think you will need Cat 6 for 10Gb/s networks, but I'm not sure. Try looking here.
 

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So I just thought about this today. My DFI Lanparty UT Sli-D has the Dual Gigabit Lan feature. What exactly would you need two connections for on this type of a motherboard?

Also, would it matter which I use? I read they used two different chipsets (Vitesse VSC8201 Gigabit Phy and Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit PCI)


Aj
 

A:Dual Gigabit Lan?

You could share your internet connection or just connect to two different networks.. Or, have a dedicated storage/media network and a generic internet network.
Most likely they just put two interfaces there because they can - silicon is cheap and people like to buy stuff with more "features" and bigger numbers on

You could benchmark both interfaces and see which one is faster/uses less CPU. I'd say your mileage depends on your OS, drivers and the peer device.
 

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Please could you tell me if the HP USB 3.0 to Gigabit LAN Adapter (N7P47AA) has a MAC address

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My current setup at home is: 1 File/FTP server, 2 desktop workstations, and an xbox connected with a linksys adaptor. MY question is, if I get a gigabit network adaptor on my server, will it make a difference in network speeds on my LAN? Everything is being run under 10/100 system right now, from my understanding, in order to utilize the gigabit speeds, I would need a 10/100/1000 router and 10/100/1000 NIC's in each computer connected to the network since all the other network devices will bottleneck the gigabit NIC on my server correct?

The reason I'm asking is that I'm not satisfied with my network speeds. I average about 3-4MB/s between my server and workstations, I want something faster and if adding a gigabit NIC in my server will make difference, I'm willing to spend the money, otherwise, I'm not looking to upgrade all my network devices. The server is just an old 166Mhz running Red Hat 8.0, if that makes any difference.

Another question is, I found this adaptor at a computer store:

PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter Gigabit (10/100/1000bTX) PCI-X (32/33 32/66 64/66 64/100 64/133) Ethernet Network Card w/ 802.3x Flow Control (OEM)

What advantages does a Server specific network adaptor have over a regular NIC? It says here it has flow control, but from my understanding of TCP, the protocol itself is flow controlled, why would you need the flow control on a lower level?

Thanks in advance
 

A:questions about Gigabit NIC's

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Hi all,

The local network hardware in question:
CAT5E cabling
Netgear WNDR3700
Gigabyte Z77 (A) and MSI Z68 (B)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 on both

I can upload from (A) to (B) and saturate 100% of my bandwidth (120+ MB/s). The other way round though, only ~60% of the bandwidth is used (~70MB/s). Test done using 15GB ISO and Windows copy.

Already ensured the following settings are same on both:

Energy Efficient Ethernet: Disabled
Jumbo Frame: 9Kb MTU
IPv6: Disabled
QoS: Disabled
Autotuning: Disabled
Speed & Duplex: 1Gbps Full Duplex
Large Send Offload: All Off

Can someone help me out here please?

A:Asymmetric UL/DL on gigabit LAN?

Try running AS SSD benchmark on the partitions that you are uploading to.

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My NIC is a Intel® PRO/1000 MT Gigabit Desktop Adapter.

Do i need anything special to get this to work? Can i just use as any other type of NIC that isnt gigabit? IT installs fine. It just wont connect to my LAN. I do not have a gigabit HUB. All my other comps are all 10/100.
 

A:Question about Gigabit NIC.

It should fall back to 10 or 100, make sure you have good cables. Did you connect another computer to the port on your switch/hub that it's using to make sure it's functional?
 

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Hi all,

The local network hardware in question:
CAT5E cabling
Netgear WNDR3700
Gigabyte Z77 (A) and MSI Z68 (B)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 on both

I can upload from (A) to (B) and saturate 100% of my bandwidth (120+ MB/s). The other way round though, only ~60% of the bandwidth is used (~70MB/s). Test done using 15GB ISO and Windows copy.

Already ensured the following settings are same on both:

Energy Efficient Ethernet: Disabled
Jumbo Frame: 9Kb MTU
IPv6: Disabled
QoS: Disabled
Autotuning: Disabled
Speed & Duplex: 1Gbps Full Duplex
Large Send Offload: All Off

Can someone help me out here please?

A:Asymmetric UL/DL on gigabit LAN?

This sounds like it should be in Networking, not W7 forum.

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Here's an interesting dilemma. I haven't made cables since the gigabit stuff came about, but I can't find any information on wiring changes. Here's my problem. I've strung cable for an entire office (7 modular ports) back to a punchdown block (568 A color scheme should that matter) From this punchdown block I have patch cables made from the same cabling running to a gigabit netgear 24 port switch. 5 such switches are involved in this network total, and all are linked by the same patch cables I made for the punchdown to switch cabling mentioned. All switches show 1gb speed lights for the switch to switch connections, and 6/7 punchdown to switch connections show 100mb, one shows 1gb. If I move the patch cable from the 1gb working port to any other it makes no difference and only shows 100mb. If I remove any of the 6 100mb ports patch cabling and replace the patch cable with a store bought cable, it shows 1gb and runs fine. Is there something new about attaching ends to a 100mb vs. 1gb patch cable?
thanks in advance,
Matt
 

A:gigabit vs. 100mb

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I'm asking this because me and a friend of mine both bought HP ProLiant Microservers at the same time. We both have the same setup which is PC and Server both connected to a Gigabit switch.

He can receive speeds of over 90MB/s when transferring from PC to Server using default windows file copying. I can get no higher than 35MB/second using Windows file copy or by using TeraCopy.

I have tried copying from different sources ie. Different hard drives in my PC (I have a Seagate 320GB 7200rpm) and from a laptop which has a gigabit port too but still no faster speeds.

We both have the same hard drives within our servers.

I thought it could have been a driver issue on the server however we checked side by side the driver and the advanced configuration of the NIC however still no joy!

I have attached HIS screenshots of the speeds he receives. We also did a netperf test. his throughput is 377.33 while mines is 170 - 177. Also tried changing speed & duplex settings to 1000mb full, auto, 100mb full etc etc. NO JOY.

According to netperf if the throughput is not what you expect for your type of connection then it's a NIC issue or driver issue or NIC settings issue. But i've tried now from 2 different sources yet still no joy and i've also tried different cables and also direct connection via crossover.

PULLING MY HAIR OUT OVER THIS!

Screenshot of my Friends performance...


 

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I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with gigabit. My network only goes up to about 20% max when I do file transfers (video files mainly ~20gb). All cabling is cat6. Thanks!
 

A:Gigabit not up to speed

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Hi There!

I want to upgrade the network at my house, currently 100Mbps to 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet.

I need to buy a new switch but I have 2 questions:

- Can cat5 cabling do the job or do I need cat6?

- All the Gigabit NIC's I've seen have 64bit PCI interface. I don't have 64bit pci's in my motherboard. What am I suppose to do?

Just want to have those 2 things cleare before buying the wrong stuff.
 

A:Gigabit Connections

do you have cat 5 or cat 5e?
 

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I've two PCs distant 100m/300ft. one from the other.
Within a budget of $1000 what's the fastest current solution for
connecting them?
Are network cards, cables and plugs certified for 10gibabit/s Ethernet
already on the market?
 

A:10 gigabit/s Ethernet already available?

Now within your budget. Truthfully, I don't know how much, if any, 10gig stuff is on the market.

I'd just string a fiber and hope for 10gig to become available soon. Truthfully, gigabit Ethernet should keep most people happy...
 

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my family just bought a new wifi router (NETGEAR N300 Wireless Gigabit Router) to replace our old one that kept loosing connections (Linksys Wifi-G, something old like that). everything works well but im having trouble setting up my PC to use its gigabit LAN function. My brother's PC automatically switched from100mb/s to 1gb/s when i plunged the new router in. My dad's work laptop also did this. however, my PC was unable to automatically switch to 1gb/s. i am still at 100mb/s. i have tried swapping ports on the router, restarting my PC, restarting the router, unplugging the CAT6 cable on the back of my PC, looking inside the router's page to see if i could change a setting, and reinstalling my mobo driver. i dont understand why im not getting the 1gb/s speeds seeing as everything says i should. My PC supports it, the router supports it, and the cable supports it.

Does anyone know what i can do to get 1gb/s speed through my network?

A:help setting up gigabit LAN

Did you ever think maybe your NIC card is only a 10/100? Only thing you can do is update your NIC card.

I have a GIGABYTE network and my card is only 10/100 and I'm very sad

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I'm asking this because me and a friend of mine both bought HP ProLiant Microservers at the same time. We both have the same setup which is PC and Server both connected to a Gigabit switch.

He can receive speeds of over 90MB/s when transferring from PC to Server using default windows file copying. I can get no higher than 35MB/second using Windows file copy or by using TeraCopy.

I have tried copying from different sources ie. Different hard drives in my PC (I have a Seagate 320GB 7200rpm) and from a laptop which has a gigabit port too but still no faster speeds.

We both have the same hard drives within our servers.

I thought it could have been a driver issue on the server however we checked side by side the driver and the advanced configuration of the NIC however still no joy!

I have attached HIS screenshots of the speeds he receives. We also did a netperf test. his throughput is 377.33 while mines is 170 - 177. Also tried changing speed & duplex settings to 1000mb full, auto, 100mb full etc etc. NO JOY.

According to netperf if the throughput is not what you expect for your type of connection then it's a NIC issue or driver issue or NIC settings issue. But i've tried now from 2 different sources yet still no joy and i've also tried different cables and also direct connection via crossover.

PULLING MY HAIR OUT OVER THIS!

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A:Can't get gigabit speed :(

It could just be that your non server side hard drives are not fast enough. 90 megs a second is pretty fast for modern mechanical hard drives. Your laptop drive is probably pretty slow because they are designed for low power consumption rather than speed, and that 320GB drive is old - I would be surprised to find that it could sustain a read faster than 60 megs a sec.
 

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I have gotten my house all networked via WIFI using a Lynksis 54GL and I am getting great networking with it. Right now I have a couple of laptops and PCs and one Home Theater PC connected to each other and a printer. I am building a server and want to have it attached to the HTPC, photography computer, and printer via LAN.

I was hoping by having a Gigabit Lan equipped MOBO would allow me to get Gigabit speeds by adding the right wires. Upon looking into it I realized my Router only has 100mbs speeds. So I looked at Wired Gigabit routers and Newegg only had 3 in total starting at $95 and going up from there. Being so few Gigabit routers I can't imagine many people are using gigabit networks.

Is anyone running a Gigabit network?

What does it take, can I just add the $95 wired router?

Just wondering the speed increases i should expect from hard-wiring everything. Would creating a LAN double my speed from WIFI, then Gigabit make that 10 times faster than that or are these just potential throughputs?
I have another project on another house that I wired 10 years ago with Cat 5, not 5E. Is there a reason to upgrade the cable there?
 

A:Gigabit Network

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I cant figure this out. I have a Broadcom Netlink onboard adapter on a Inspiron 580 and I just was looking on the Net and then thought lets "check the speed" IDK why I thought but when I did I saw...100MBps speed. I used to get 1.0GBps. What Happened? My brother has wired connection too and gets Gigabit connection. I dont understand this, tried complete CLEAN installation of the drivers to NO avail. Please "Networking Gurus" lend me some assistance??
 

A:Solved: No more Gigabit??

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I've looked all over but can't seem to find a DSL modem (minus any router section) that has a gigabit port.

Does anyone know of any manufacture that makes one? I'm surprised it's so hard to find....
 

A:DSL Modem W/ Gigabit?

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Sorry for the somewhat cryptic title. I couldn't really summarize what I'm thinking about doing.

My office network consists of a 2wire home gateway/modem/router and a dlink 10/100 48 port switch with room for a gigabit backbone (although I'm not really considering using it right now.

Here's my dilemma. I have 2 computers that usually pass a lot of info back and forth between (Sometimes in the area of 200-300 gigs). Both computers have integrated 10/100/1000 nics which obviously go down to 100mbits when plugged into the network. So, here are my questions.

1. Does it make sense to add a second nic (like a 3com 905tx) to each pc, plug that nic into the main network and then run a dedicated crossover cable between the 2 computers and put it in the gigabit nic?

2. When I am transferring info between the 2 computers, how do I ensure that the data travels over the gigabit nic and NOT over the regular 10/100 switch?

I appreciate any advice here.
 

A:Considering 2 nics, 1 gigabit

Why not just use the single gigabit connection and put a 5 port gigabit switch in for those two computers? You just plug that switch into a port on the 48 port switch and plug those two machine into it. A $30 switch makes this problem go away.
 

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I'm going to redo my firewall running IPfire.

Specs:

Core 2 Duo E6600 (Wolfdale)
4GBs DDR3 RAM
80GB Seagates in RAID 1 (Cause I want to)
PCI 10/100 network cardsClick to expand...
My internet speeds are only 30/5 with TWC... I personally don't think it's worth the upgrade to gigabit cards but, wanted to see what the network guru's of the forum think.
 

A:Would Gigabit cards be necessary?

only if you are copying files from other wired machines.
 

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Hi all.

i have a gigbyte G21mx-s2 motherboard in my media center, i am on windows seven 64 bit, i have a HP pro Curve gigabit switchand a tp-link router. all my devices are hard wired through the switch and the switch is wied in to the router.

the gigabyte website has no drivers for this OS on this board. windows update has updated the driver fairly recently. i am still only showing a speed of 100mbps and the lights on the switch confirm this. other devices on my network are working at 1gbps.

I am using a mixture of cat 6 and cat 5e.

thanks

A:no gigabit ethernet.

have you tried swapping the cable on the 100mbs card for one that has 1gbs. Also have u looked at the cards advanced settings for selecting the 10/100/1000?

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I am wondering if I will need to buy an Xtreme N notebook adapter for this router to work, or will it still work with the Intel WIFI Link 5300 802.11 AGN that comes with my system?

thanks in advance,

Links2
 

A:Xtreme N Gigabit Router

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Hello;

Hubby bought a Dynex Gigabit PCI adapter for my PC today. Even tho we followed the install instructions we get an error code 10 and it says the device failed to install properly. The box says it is compatible with Windows 7--however we are having a hard time in finding updated drivers for this device and what we are finding is telling us that the code 10 means its is a driver problem. We tried reinstalling/repairing without success.

My PC has abuilt in broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated controller that is built in but really seems to slow things down. This was supposed to fix that.
My PC is a AMD anthelon 64 processor 3200+ 2 GHZ
3.0 Gig Installed RAM
32 bit OS w Pen input available

Any help is appreciated.

A:Dynex Gigabit PCI adapter help anyone?????

The gigabit PCI adapter does not speed up your computer, it just allows you to transfer your data @ gigabit speeds across your network (Cat 6). The speed of you internet is set by your ISP. If your computer doesn't seem to be as fast as it once did, I would guess and say you have some malware, spyware and adware lurking around which need to be cleaned. Also your hard drive might need to be defragged and I would uninstall/remove any old video's, music, programs you no longer need or use.

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Hello everyone, and hope you all are doing well. I am not sure if a thread or post like this was already made, but I am just seeing what you all might recommend as far as getting the best network equipment or setup that you all have found to work without having to upgrade to expensive fiber optics which I don't think will work since we use Cable Internet here. Sorry, but this is going to be a long post to explain the situation. And this may lead into other topics or discussions, which I would rather see discussions about anything related to this, than no replies, comments, or suggestions at all.

I guess this topic would be more towards people who use Cable Internet and maybe what they have found to be a "better" setup as far as getting the most out of the speed that is given by using Cable Internet if that makes sense and/or for anyone who has tested different pieces of equipment and have gotten better results i.e a certain brand or type of NIC card that works better with a certain Router, etc.... Sorry if any of this sounds jibberish, but I am no expert at networking, but I do know enough to upgrade the components involved. I will tell you what I have recently bought to upgrade our home network here to gigabit if that is even possible here in the USA. I heard from a few places that USA is "behind the times" on gigabit technology or the speed of internet in general I suppose, but what I am trying to do is get the most out of it if can and if you all... Read more

A:Gigabit Upgrade Suggestions?

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I'm trying to network two computer using GBe but it's not registering no my desktop computer, an asus a7n8x deluxe. On my newer laptop, when i open the connection status it says im connected at 1gbps, but my desktop still says 100mbps.

The asus g1s has dual ethernet ports, one is an nvidia 10/100, the other a 3com lan 10/100/1000. I have it hooked up to the 3com, and the drivers are as updated as i could find...but it dates back to 2002.

I didn't see anything in the bios, or any jumper settings on the mobo (since tis integrated)

does anyone know why i might be getting the full 1gb on one computer but not the other?
 

A:Gigabit thernet not working

Not too sure what your question is.
Ethernet ports are rated at what their transfer of data will allow between computers on a network. 1000 mbps,100mbps and 10mbps
It has no bearing on internet speed, that is set by the ISP
 

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Hi all,

On a gigabit LAN I am only getting around 200 - 250 mbps (~30MB/s) when transferring files between 2 computers.
My setup is:
CAT5e cables - longest 10m
Switch Linksys SD2008 - in tests got 980 mbps/s throughput
Code:
http://soltesz.net/sd2008/part3.html
1.PC - CPU C2D E8400, MB gigabyte ep45-ds3l with realtek 8111b integrated PCIe NIC, 4gb ram, Windows 7 professional 64bit, Eset smart security, chimney offload enabled, auto-tuning normal, MTU 1500
2.PC - CPU Atom D525 (2cores, 4 threads, 1.8Ghz), integrated realtek 8111b PCIe NIC, 2gb ram, Windows 7 professional 32bit, comodo firewall, avira antivir, chimney offload enabled, auto-tuning normal, MTU 1500

The hard drives can manage around 60MB/s, but on the network I am getting only 30MB/s when transferring files between windows shares. Iperf gives similar results.
When looking at the Atom computer, resource monitor shows one (1 out of 4) thread utilized to 100% and the other 3 threads are at few %. Therefore I am thinking that this is causing the slow speed.
Can anyone point me to reason why would Win7 use only one thread when processing network traffic (SMB)? Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you
Laserjet,

A:Gigabit LAN only 200Mbit/s - suggestions?

Firstly, Hi and welcome to the forums....check me out I sound liike a pro now !! lol.

Great description of your kit!!
think we should be able to speed it a bit !!

first you may want to turn off your "chimney offload", this technology is for use with specific hardware (nics) which have onboard processors, sometimes also referred to as TOE cards. see here for more info.Information about the TCP Chimney Offload, Receive Side Scaling, and Network Direct Memory Access features in Windows Server 2008

secondly a common overlook when dealing with throughput is to confirm that there isn't a fault with your cabling.

to fully appreciate the max you can get out of your setup you should disable both AV and firewalls. NB you may need to fully uninstall them so packet filters and the like aren't interfering. as soon as you've completed your tests reinstall (if needs be) and turn them back on.

let us know how you get on...

ant

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I am looking for a good, wireless router that would support a gigabit connection, but still have a firewall.
 

A:looking for a Gigabit wireless router.

Are you looking for a broadband router, or something for a large network? If you want an end-to-end gigabit router, look over at Cisco Systems and make sure there's lots of available credit on your card.

If you're looking for a router to service a broadband connection, there's no reason to worry about gigabit capbility. Gigabit switches are very cheap nowadays, I'd just pick one of those up and stick it in front of the router. The traffic that actually has to go through the router to the broadband connection doesn't need, and can't use, anything close to the 100mbit capability of most SOHO routers.
 

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Hello guys,

I have a Linksys E3000 gigabit router and a recently bought edimax gigabit router(before I had edimax 100mbit router) that connected with 100M CAT6 cable between them but it seems that the network is running in 10mbit instead of 1gbps.

the network start sometimes with 100mbit if I sync between them but after a while the Autonegotiation mechanism drops it to 10mbit.

when I had the 100mbit edimax things run smooth on 100mb in 95mbps transfer rate and now its stuck on 9.5mbps.

Ideas please...

Thanks.
 

A:100M GigaBit LAN Network

Defective cable?

Defective port on one router?

Sometimes auto-negotiation between two specific devices doesn't work properly.
 

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I have two computers with 10/100/1000 network capability. When I connect them with a cable, they connect at 100, not 1000. There is no switch in the connection only a cable. Is there any way to try to force the two machines to connect at 1000? They are both running windows Me. Thanks
Fran.
 

A:gigabit ethernet connecton

Are you sure the cable can handle gigabit ethernet? Do you have drivers installed that support gigabit ethernet?
 

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If you have a mixed network with gigabit connected computers and 10/100 connected computers will this cause problems?
 

A:gigabit and 10/100 mixed network

No.
 

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couple of days ago, ethernet on pc and ethernet pci card worked fine, now i get device cannot start messages on both, updated drivers and no go, anyone have a fix?

A:lost all gigabit connections

Please update your system specs. The link is in my signature.

Have you installed or removed any applications? Have you installed any Windows updates?

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Hi all,

I have a 100/25 Mbps fiber optic connection with a Technicolor TG784n v3 router and I'm having problems with the speed on the Gigabit port. When I turn the computer off or restart it the speed drops to 50 Mbps. If I connect the PC to one of the other 100 Mbps ports the speed returns to the normal 100 Mbps. The company already changed the router and the problem remains the same, so I guess it's not a router problem. In fact, I found that resetting the network adapter (disabling/enabling on Network and Sharing Center) solves the problem. It's kind of annoying having to do this procedure every time I turn the computer off or restart it, so I ask for your help to find what's wrong with my PC (Windows 7 Professional SP1).

Thanks in advance.

A:Gigabit port speed

After trying several cables and not solving the problem I ended up messing up with the advanced setttings of the network card, after reading some related stuff on the Internet. I've changed 'Link Speed & Duplex' to '1.0Gbps Full Duplex' and the problem of speed drop when powering off for a while or restarting the computer went away. But if I leave the computer off for example during one night the problem returns on the next morning. It seems the router lowers the Gigabit port speed after a long period of inactivity. Maybe some power saving feature, I don't know. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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I'm a networking novice and a computer hobbiest...

I have set up a LAN at home using the Linksys Ethernet Cable/DSL router with a 4 port switch (2PC's). Everything works great. They share files, printer and internet connection.

I'm interested in upping it to gigabit service and I saw a 5 port switch from Linksys that would be perfect.

My concern is it does not seem to have the built in firewall that my current Linksys router has. How do I, and what do I need to buy to use the gigabit switch safely here at home?

Maybe I'm misunderstanding things here...do I use the gigabit 5 port switch WITH the 4 port router I currently have?

Do I hook up my Internet connection to the 10/100 router (like it currently is - since my internet connection speed is only 3Mbps) and then hook the 10/100 router to the gigabit switch, then hook the computers up to the switch (instead of the router)

This would seem to give my LAN the gigabit speed I'm looking for and still provide me with the firewall protection from the 10/100 router that I need.

I hope my question is clear enough...I really appreciate any assistance.

Thanks.

Tom

(I know I need to buy new gigabit NIC's)
 

A:Using Gigabit router at home

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