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Faster Networking

Discussion in 'Networking' started by DaveDong, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. DaveDong

    DaveDong Thread Starter

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    Hey
    i finally got my network to go after a year of trying. yay for me. but i was wondering how to get faster transfer of data between the 2 pcs they are both connected through a router to allow internet sharing. and are connected with bog standard cables but it takes so long to transfer data from one to the other. na ideas on how to speed things up?
     
  2. etaf

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    can you post the type of interface you have between the PC's
    10/100 LAN - if so that should be fast
     
  3. 5mi11er

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    Make sure the NIC's and router are all capable of 100 Mbps, and that both NICs are actually negotiating 100Mbps at Full Duplex.

    If they are, that's as fast as it gets*.

    *there are several possibilities that could lead to slower performance. If the NICs are built into the motherboard, the NICs could be stealing processing power from the CPU. In which case you could purchase name brand PCI NICs (IBM, 3com, etc, for around $30 USA, which is around, what, 12 pounds now?) Once that's been done, that's as fast as it gets unless you want to shell out for Gigabit equipment.

    -Scott
     
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