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Marvell gigabit is not gigabit

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  1. svengal1

    svengal1 Thread Starter

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    Hello All,


    I am running an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard with the Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter with the 6.32.0.0 driver version.

    I run DSL with the 1.5 Mbps speed through Verizon.


    My situation is this:
    Most of the time I connect at 10.0 Mbps and sometimes I connect at 100.0 Mbps. I get these readings from the systray by hovering my mouse over the 2 computers.

    My questions are:
    How can I connect at 100.0Mbps all the time?
    Are there settings that I can change to facilitate this?
    Is there a more accurate way to determine speed?


    Thank you
     
  2. Rockn

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    You never will unless the interface at the other end is also gigabit. You will only ever get full gigabit speeds on your LAN if all devices and OS's support it.
     
  3. svengal1

    svengal1 Thread Starter

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    When you refer to the device at the other end are you referring to my isp?

    Please go slow. I am brand new at networking.
     
  4. Triple6

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    The modem only supports a 10 or 100 Mb/s interface. It doesn't need to support anything over that since the ISP's speed is well below that. 1000 is backward compatible to 10/100. If the speed alternates it might be a bad cable. Also ASUS has newer drivers for the Marvel LAN on their website, might be worth checking if you have those.
     
  5. svengal1

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    I am going to the Asus website and download the drivers. I will install them and if that is not the fix then I will get a new cable.

    Is there a standard on the maximum length of cable so performance is not affected?
     
  6. svengal1

    svengal1 Thread Starter

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    I went to the Asus website and I did not find any newer drivers for the Marvell. I am using version 6.32 and they have the 6.28.
     
  7. rmay635703

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    It sounds like you are using a hub instead of a router.

    If you use a router and one device is slower than the others it will not force everything to run at the slower speed.

    What all do you have attached in the network?

    Cheers
     
  8. svengal1

    svengal1 Thread Starter

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    I am not using a hub or a router. The Marvell Yukon port is on my Asus motherboard.

    I am using the 6.32 version of drivers and Triple6 said that there were newer drivers on the Asus website. I went there and all that they had were the 6.28 drivers.

    Thanks
     
  9. Triple6

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    Its not likely the drivers anyway, more of a cable or modem issue. Does the same thing happen with the other built-in LAN controller? If it does its definitely the cable or modem.
     
  10. svengal1

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    The other Lan connection on the motherboard is Nvidia and is not a gigabit connection.
     
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