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100mb/s network runs slow

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Powerchordpunk

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#1
This problem has probably been heard a thousand times but...

I have a network with all 10/100 NICs on autosense and all connected to a 10/100 router with Cat5 cabling. Why do my network transfers go slower then 100 Megabytes/sec? thx all.
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
#2
because they are 100 megabits per second, ~ 12.5 MB/s but you'll reallt never get that, usually somewhere around 50% to a little more. Too many factors involved to list.
 
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Powerchordpunk

Guest
#3
whoops meant megabits. i guess there is too much garbage stuff to go wrong along the 8 feet of cabling between rooms.
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#5
The longer the cable the more intereference there is affecting the data transfer.
You can reduce interference by looking to some more expensive cables that have thicker shielding.
 

JJB6486

Retired Mod
Political User
#7
My Network (10/100 Full Duplex, mostly) copies files between comptuers at aobut 8-10MB/s (megabytes per second). Thats FTP over the LAN to my FreeBSD Server, which is a pretty good speed. I'd say everything is working perfectly.

JJB
 
#8
Originally posted by ming
The longer the cable the more intereference there is affecting the data transfer.
You can reduce interference by looking to some more expensive cables that have thicker shielding.
Normal unshielded CAT5 is good for 300ft. His cable is 8ft. ;)

Powerchordpunk: I agree with JJB6486, it sounds like your network is running really smoothly.
 

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