[nSLUG] Router won't do 100mbps locally

Jason Kenney jdkenney at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 14:38:41 AST 2010


On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:
>
> Dop wrote:
>
>> Get a cheap switch....and plug everything into that, including the
>> router. 100 meg LAN and you still have your router (which is limited
>> by upstream anyway) and print queue server (which won't care about
>> being throttled to 10 meg).  Make sure you plug any 10 meg only
>> hardware into the router though.
>
> That last sentence: I infer that a switch will accommodate the lowest
> common speed so that plugging any 10 meg device into it will cause it
> to throttle down to 10 meg on all lines.  Is that right?

Probably not.  I'd hope any switch made in the last 20 years should
handle each port independently.  That's why it's a switch and not a
hub.


Jason



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