Re: Network Topology
On Sep 4, 8:34 pm, "Jackson Brown" <j...@att.net> wrote:
> Thanks to all for the responses. The reason I ask is that my speed seems a
> bit slower than it did before I replaced the netgear switch (previous switch
> was gigabit 4 port) and linksys router. Also, I recently set up Remote
> Desktop Connection between a few machines and it seems somewhat 'jerky' and
> seems to respond a second or two behind. I was told in these NGs that this
> was not normal. Any thoughts?
> Thanks again,
> "John Wunderlich" <jwunderl...@lycos.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns99A1831DD3F46wunderpsdrscray@22.214.171.124 10...
> > "Jackson Brown" <j...@att.net> wrote in
> >> I have a small network that accomodates Vista & XP machines. I'm
> >> using an 8 port Netgear gigabit switch between the machines (which
> >> all have gigabit NICs) and a Linksys BEFSR41 router for internet
> >> access and firewall protection. I just replaced the Linksys
> >> router, so it is a recent revision (I haven't upgraded the
> >> firmware on it yet). Connecting the machines, switch and router is
> >> CAT5 cable.
> >> Question:
> >> Are the CAT 5 cables introducing a bottleneck into the network?
> >> Are there any settings for the router that could be changed to
> >> produce higher speeds over the network and internet? I'm on a
> >> cable connection.
> >> Thanks!
> > Cable internet ISPs top out at about 6 Mbps bandwidth. The old 10-
> > Base-T connections on Cat-3 wire can support 10 Mbps which is higher
> > than your ISP can provide. Using Cat-5 wire into a 100-Base-T router
> > connection assures you that this is not the bottleneck. Your internal
> > network should work very fast but all your machines must share the
> > slower internet connection bandwidth. Just make sure that all your
> > gigabit cables connect up all 8 wires for Gigabit speeds (10/100-Base-T
> > only requires 4 wires and some cables are made that way).
> > HTH,
> > John- Hide quoted text -
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You should know that routers are not all created the same. Each
rounter manufacturer create their own unique router controls. Some
"may" include different "services" so it is possible that routers of
the "same" speed can truely have different "access" speeds.