[nSLUG] Gigabit networking

Matt Chamberlain chamberlain2007 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 14:09:55 ADT 2010

It is not necessary that it be 1 Gbps effectively, it just has to be
comparable to a USB hard drive as far as speeds go, which I am currently

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Daniel Morrison <draker at gmail.com> wrote:

> Provided you use proper cables, I would expect everything to work as
> you describe.
> Keep in mind that 1 Gbps is the wire speed; in practice you will get
> maybe up to 800 Mbps data transfer rate, and that only if both
> computers are able to keep up (disk reads/writes, PCI bus, etc). But
> still, it should be faster than 100 Mbps.
> -D.
> On 5 April 2010 12:11, Matt Chamberlain <chamberlain2007 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi there.  Figured someone here would be able to answer this question.  I
> am
> > looking to setup a File/rtorrent server, Linux based, separate from my
> main
> > desktop.  I would like it to connect to my desktop via Gigabit, in order
> to
> > have fast transfers.  Problem is, my router is only a 10/100 wireless
> > router.  Here's what I was thinking as far as setup: get a gigabit
> switch,
> > connect the two computers to that, and also the router.  Now here's my
> > problem/question: if I do so, will the connection be 1 Gbps when
> connecting
> > to between the two computers, and then 100 Mbps when connecting to the
> > internet? Or would the whole link be down to 100 Mbps.  If that is the
> case,
> > any suggestions on how to set everything up? Thanks a lot!
> >
> > --
> > -Matt Chamberlain
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