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Solved: How to raise LAN speed to 100mbps from 10

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Ikey37, Jun 13, 2007.

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  1. Ikey37

    Ikey37 Thread Starter

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    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.

    Thank you
     
  2. invalidusername

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    "H. Built-in 10baseT transceiver"

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


    http://www.netsjump.com/showroom.asp?pid=81
     
  3. cwwozniak

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    You just correctly answered your own question. According to the Realtek specifications, the RTL8029(AS) chip appears to only supports 10Mbit speeds.
     
  4. Ikey37

    Ikey37 Thread Starter

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    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!!
     
  5. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Chuck Trusted Advisor

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    As the original poster, only you can mark this topic "Solved" in the drop down Thread Tools menu above your first post.
     
  6. skinnywhiteboy

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    Why not just buy a 100mbs switch.
     
  7. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Chuck Trusted Advisor

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    :confused:

    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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