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LAN Properties

December 17, 2009 at 06:26:20
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 3.166 GHz / 4093 MB

My computer has an nVidia 10/100/1000 LAN Ethernet card. I open the LAN properties and my speed choices only go to 100mbps. In trying to adjust or optimize my broadband properties, several websites suggest to select 1000 for Speed/Duplex setting under Advance tab for my connection. What determines this window to include a choice of 1000mbps?

OS: Windows Vista 64/Ubuntu 64
CPU/Ram: E8500/4GB PC6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online


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#1
December 17, 2009 at 07:22:11

Set your speed to "auto" and leave it.

Your broadband will be less than 100 Mbps so there's no point in trying to set your interface to 1000.

What determines this window to include a choice of 1000mbps?

I've never played with an nVidia NIC and all I can tell you from working with many other different brands is, if a particular speed is available, it will be there.


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#2
December 17, 2009 at 08:19:38

Your "speed" is determined by what is at the other end of the cable from your nic. What is the modem/router port speed?

"several websites suggest to select 1000"

In which case you should not believe anything they say on the site.

Might want to google "tcp optimizer" to enhance your tcp/ip stack. I have had good results.


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#3
December 17, 2009 at 10:57:20

Thanks Curt R and wanderer for your responses. I will follow up on this "tcp optimizer". I really can't set this speed to 1000, considering it is not available to me. Thanks again.

OS: Windows Vista 64/Ubuntu 64
CPU/Ram: E8500/4GB PC6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online


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