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Networks Gigabit network question

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Shielder, 22 Aug 2014.

  1. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    Hi All,

    My Sky router is only 100Mbit/s, but all of my computers are capable of gigabit speeds.

    Now, if I connect a gigabit switch to one of the ports in the router, and then route everything through the gigabit switch, will the network operate at gigabit or 100Mbit?

    Simplistically, the network will be like this:


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    | ---> Sky Router (100Mbit/s) ---> Gigabit switch ---> Laptop 1 (wired) + Laptop 2 (wired) + Gaming System (wired) + NAS (wired)

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    Andy
     
  2. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    your network will operate as fast as the switch it's connected to - everything that can run gigabit will do so to the switch, and the link from teh switch to the router will be 100Mbit.
     
  3. Bungletron

    Bungletron Well-Known Member

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    :thumb:

    What he said. This is the correct way to add a gigabit switch into a wired network that has gigabit capable devices.
     

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