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Connection type = auto-negotiation

Discussion in 'Networking' started by childofthetao, May 5, 2009.

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  1. childofthetao

    childofthetao Thread Starter

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    Hi, in Device Manager in the Advanced tab of my VIA PCI 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Adapter properties my Connection Type property is set to auto-negotiation.

    I would like to change it from auto, but I don't know which value to choose. Auto works fine but I have reasons for wanting it off auto.

    What is the correct value to choose or how can I find out?

    Thank you
    Child of the Tao
     
  2. TerryNet

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    I suggest 100 Mbps unless you are connected to something capable of only 10 Mbps.

    Unless you have a reason to want half duplex I suggest full duplex.

    For my curiosity, why would you want to set the speed and duplex if Auto is working fine and you don't know to what you want to set it?
     
  3. childofthetao

    childofthetao Thread Starter

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    Well it's because of a video performance tweak read. On a system with low memory (like this one) someone reported an increase in video playback performance when they changed that setting onto something other than auto.

    Let's see.

    and thanks.
    Child of the Tao
     
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    Thanks for that information. Hope it works for you .
     
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