Is this true?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by killerasp, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. killerasp

    killerasp Gawd

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    Someone told me that on 10/100 switch, if several clients are running at 10mbps, it will cause the rest of the computers on the switch to run at the lower speed of 10mbps even though they are connected at 100mbps...i dont think this is fesable but your input would help.
     
  2. k1pp3r

    k1pp3r [H]ardness Supreme

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    you can only go as fast as your slowes link lets you.

    example -
    10Mbps computer
    100Mbps computer
    =
    10Mbps speed

    however if you are tranismitting between two 100Mbps computers on a 10/100 switch you will get 100Mbps throughput
     
  3. dave_graham

    dave_graham n00bie

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    No.

    A hub only communicates at the lowest connection speed.

    A switch has independent connections that operate at the level they are connected at (i.e. 100base-TX if you're at 100mbps, etc.) However, the upstream/downstream communication will be at the level of the other computer. (see below)

    comp 1. <----10mbps ----> Switch <------100mbps ------> comp. 2

    cheers,

    dave
     
  4. k1pp3r

    k1pp3r [H]ardness Supreme

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    what i ment was, your 10Mbps nic card is not going to transfer a 100Mbps, therefor that nic is limiting you to 10mbps, that is why i stated the two computer through put of 100Mbps, so in essance it depends on the computer not the switch
     
  5. killerasp

    killerasp Gawd

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    thanks for clearing it up for me.