mbps issue

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 Question by sai reddy posted 05 Oct 2000
 mbps issue
I, have recently purchased two Dlink 10/100 nic cards, & used a CAT5 crossover to connect them, but i am confused about the 10/100 part, am i now getting 10mbps or 100mbps.
& buy the way thanks a lot to all you guys orelse i could never have completed my network at my place.
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 Answer by Roman Kitaev posted 06 Oct 2000
Hi, Sai!

you should get 100 Mbps because these cards use auto-negotiation to establish the networking speed. Please take a look into cards' documentation . Usually, 10/100 cards have LEDs showing their current speed.

Another way of checking the speed is to copy a large file of known Mbit size from one computer to another and measure the time needed for this in seconds. Then divide the file size by this time and you will get an idea of the effective network speed.

Best regards
Roman Kitaev, RCDD


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