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13-Jun-2007, 10:39 PM #1
Solved: How to raise LAN speed to 100mbps from 10
I have (2) emachines XP. They were wired together thru a hub and #2 computer could only get to the cable modem & the internet thru the other #1 computer. #1 computer connected to the LAN at 12mbps and the #2 at 10mbps. Now I have removed the hub and installed a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. Both computers are hard wired as before. Both computers have an internet connection speed of 100mbps. #1 computer connects to the local area connection at 100mbps; however #2 still only connects at 10mbps as before. Why is #2 limited to 10mbps and how can I increase the speed to 100mbps??

Can the age of (1) network card be the limiting factor?? #1 computer has a Realtek RTL 8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC and #2 has a Realtek RTL 8029 (AS) PCI Ethernet.

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14-Jun-2007, 12:21 AM #2
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I#2 has a Realtek RTL 8029 (AS) PCI Ethernet.
"H. Built-in 10baseT transceiver"

With #2, looks like you are going to be limited to only 10mb/s


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14-Jun-2007, 12:22 AM #3
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Can the age of (1) network card be the limiting factor?? ... #2 has a Realtek RTL 8029 (AS) PCI Ethernet.
You just correctly answered your own question. According to the Realtek specifications, the RTL8029(AS) chip appears to only supports 10Mbit speeds.
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14-Jun-2007, 09:22 PM #4
I had not found the specs for the Realtek 8029 before. I think that confirms the solution. Thanks for all the help and consider this problem SOLVED!!
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14-Jun-2007, 11:08 PM #5
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15-Jun-2007, 03:06 PM #6
Why not just buy a 100mbs switch.
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15-Jun-2007, 03:18 PM #7
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Why not just buy a 100mbs switch.


How would that get Ikey37 a 100 Mbps connection for their one PC? The Ethernet port on the PC itself is only rated 10 Mbps.
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