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  • Gigabit or not?
  • Shakey
    Free Member

    I have recently purchased a Gigabit switch for my home network as I have a Gigabit Icybox and apparently a Broadcom NetXteme Gigabit ethernet network card in my PC.

    Anyway, its all connected up but network indicator on the PC only says speed is 100MB!

    I thought these things would automatically switch up to the higher speed or am I doing something wrong?

    surfer
    Free Member

    Your onboard card will be 100mb

    GrahamS
    Full Member

    What CAT are your ethernet cables?

    CAT5 cables won’t handle gigabit. You’ll need CAT5e or CAT6.

    coffeeking
    Free Member

    Surfer – are you missing the bit where he says he has a gigabit card in his machine?

    Check the drivers for the card are installed correctly and not using generic windblows drivers?

    simon_g
    Full Member

    A couple of likely things:

    – does the cable have all 8 wires connected? You can do 10 or 100Mb half-duplex with 4, but full-duplex (which gigabit needs) takes all 8.
    – link speed hard-set in the configuration somewhere. Let it autodetect.
    – switch port hard-set (but less likely on home/small-office stuff).
    – drivers not right or knackered somehow. Download latest, uninstall the device in device manager, reboot and give it the new drivers.

    Shakey
    Free Member

    Thanks all – replaced cable and now 1Gbps.

    surfer
    Free Member

    Er yes! Sorry

    Shakey
    Free Member

    Hasn’t had any effect on STW though, its still slow!

    (I am being sarcastic before anybody suggests that a Gigabit home network has any effect on my Broadband!!)

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