Getting 100 mps speed on home network?


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Jeff Green

I have several computers networked on a home network through a Netgear
router. The router has the latest software upgrade and I have the latest
drivers for all my NIC cards. I'm connecting at 10 mbs on all but one
computer even though the router says the LAN is running 100 mbps. All the
NIC cards are SUPPOSED to be 10/100 cards. I bought a new 10/100 card today
and loaded it up and got 100 mbps right away. It was less than 20 bucks, so
I could just get the same card for one of my other PCs and hope for the same
results. Problem is, one of the other machines has a ABIT NF7-S motherboard
with a built-in NIC, which claims it can support giganet, and the other is a
Dell with a built in 10/100 ethernet connection. Anyone know how to make
these other computers communicate at 100? I would be less confused if I
wasn't able to get 100 now on one machine and my LAN said it was running at
that speed.

Thanks,
JG
 
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CJT

Jeff said:
I have several computers networked on a home network through a Netgear
router. The router has the latest software upgrade and I have the latest
drivers for all my NIC cards. I'm connecting at 10 mbs on all but one
computer even though the router says the LAN is running 100 mbps. All the
NIC cards are SUPPOSED to be 10/100 cards. I bought a new 10/100 card today
and loaded it up and got 100 mbps right away. It was less than 20 bucks, so
I could just get the same card for one of my other PCs and hope for the same
results. Problem is, one of the other machines has a ABIT NF7-S motherboard
with a built-in NIC, which claims it can support giganet, and the other is a
Dell with a built in 10/100 ethernet connection. Anyone know how to make
these other computers communicate at 100? I would be less confused if I
wasn't able to get 100 now on one machine and my LAN said it was running at
that speed.

Thanks,
JG

I would suspect either the cabling or the software configuration
(perhaps the NICs' speed auto-negotiation is being overridden).

When you say the router "says" the LAN is running at 100, is that
via the status lights (if any) or some other indication?
 
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Jeff Green

It shows 100 mbps in the little display icon that shows up when the network
in connected in W2K (If you have it toggled on). On my other machines, it
only shows up as 10 mbps in that window. It also shows up as 100 mbps in the
LAN performance monitor of my Netgear router web interface.

JG
 

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