Full/Half Duplex question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    My NIC card is set at autonegotiate. Should I change that setting to Full duplex, or Half Duplex? Or should I just leave it alone? I want to increase the file transfer speeds within my home network. I am going to do this setting chance to all computers in my home.

    Thanks in advance.

    Heeter
     
  2. mbx

    mbx Marathon Project

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    If you're running your home network through a switch, or a router with a switch, then you can set the NIC to Full-Duplex.
    If you're running two pc's networked via a cross-over cable, or through a hub, then you need to set it to Half-Duplex :)
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Great,

    Thanks, MBX

    Heeter
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Best leave it on auto, that sorts it out the best way in 99.9% of the cases.
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    As I have found out,

    Leaving it on "Auto" is actually better than "FullDuplex" mode. Connections within the home network were really poor with any setting other than "Auto".

    I am no networking wizard, so I am sure that there is a lot more involved than just throwing the setting into "Full Duplex" without making other adjustments somewheres else.

    Heeter
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Acctually, not really. ;) But if auto works best, don't touch it. ;)
     
  7. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Auto is suggested.