- Aug 20, 2001
Since connecting my WinXP machine to my Win98 laptop I have noticed that WinXP displays the speed at which they connect. When I first connected them (via Direct Cable Connection) I was using the Com Port 1. I noticed this connected at 19kps. I then tried using the Printer Port LPT1 and its connected at 4mbps. I am not familar with mbps and kps. Can you please tell me how fast these connections are compared to a basic network connection? I am planning on installing a network in my home and I was wondering just how much faster a network would be. Please help. Thanks.