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Gigabyte Connection Speed

January 24, 2007 at 10:17:39
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i just wanted to say i have a gigabyte internet connection, pretty cheap though to, and instead of being at 100 full duplex, I am at 1000 full duplex, this thing runs alot better than my onboard ethernet connection.

Jim R


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#1
January 24, 2007 at 11:08:02

"i just wanted to say i have a gigabyte internet connection"

No, you do not. You may have a gigabit network card, but you do not have a gigabit/byte internet connection. The fastest speeds I have ever seen available for internet connections was something like 30 Megabit and that was only in a couple of markets utilizing fiber optics.

Plus, even to get anything over the "standard" 100Mbit speed would require different cables and other hardware to support gigabit connections: router, hubs, switches, etc.

Michael J


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#2
January 24, 2007 at 12:09:11

... and the fastest broadband router I have seen only supports 24 Mbs.

You can't get a quart into a pint pot!

Stuart


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#3
January 24, 2007 at 15:34:28

Well, yes, you could have an OC line.

Most people understand that you installed a gig nic and it now works better. Yes that would be true in most cases. The newer cards tend to offload more to the card and do work faster.

I read it wrong and answer it wrong too. So get off my case you goober.


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#4
January 24, 2007 at 16:10:05

well instead of downloading at 900 Kbps, I am downloading at 1500 Kbps even, but you cant say being connected at 1000 full duplex doesn't beat out 100 full deplex, I like it and untill cable companies out there improve their internet connections suitable to demand. There is always a difference.

Jim R


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#5
January 24, 2007 at 16:58:56

>> well instead of downloading at 900 Kbps, I am downloading at 1500 Kbps even <<

That is very slow by to-days standards. I am getting 6+ mbps through a six year old 100 mbs NIC.

Stuart


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#6
January 24, 2007 at 19:29:19

He's probably reporting the IE download manager speed, which measures in KB/sec

1000KB/sec = 8.0Mb/sec.

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#7
January 24, 2007 at 19:37:41

>> well instead of downloading at 900 Kbps, I am downloading at 1500 Kbps even <<

As Stuart stated a 100mb card is MORE than capable of handling that bandwidth. The difference in the speed you are experience is almost definitely due to the differences in quality between the two products (i.e. onboard vs. discreet card) or a configuration issue.

By the way, did you ever update the drivers on your old NIC?

Michael J


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#8
January 25, 2007 at 04:50:54

Yes I did, and it would always fluctuate, I like the PCI version better. Just need to update the gigabyte connection.

Jim R


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#9
January 25, 2007 at 07:04:44

Have you not read anything stated above? You do not have a gigabyte connection.

Michael J


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