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Networks net work speed ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Elspuddy, 14 Feb 2002.

  1. Elspuddy

    Elspuddy Minimodder

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    i got a 10/100 switch and 10/100 network cards in my linux boxs, and windows boxs why do ii keep geting 5mb/sec when i upload someing ?
     
  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    100 Mbitps network cards = 12.5 Mbyteps

    therefore your only loosing 7.5 somewhere .... maybe u have collisions or its a bit buggered :p

    edit * Oh your using a switch so therefore there shouldn't be any collisions .... maybe its a crap switch :p
     
  3. neuro

    neuro What's a Dremel?

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    those ' internet boost ' packages you can download alter the way packets are sent and received, myb you could look into something like that to optomize your LAN - just a thought ?
     
  4. PhsyCon

    PhsyCon What's a Dremel?

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    Try some different cable
     
  5. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    Hello there

    100mbit is the maximum theorectical throughput.

    there are so so many things that reduce it.

    1. The network interface card.
    2. The quality of the cable (not very much unless it's a well dodgy cable)
    3. The hard disk / data source you're transfering from
    3.1 The one you're transfering to.
    4. collisons, if you're not switched.
    5. the protocol - windows file sharing (netbios) is inherently slow, use FTP for best results.


    I've never had a throughput higher than 8MBps (64Mbps) and that was a surprise, it doesn't usually go above 3.5MBps (28Mbps)

    always using full switched network.
     
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