Home Network Efficiency Challenge!

By LNCPapa
Dec 11, 2002
  1. Who here has a home network that can sustain this kind of efficiency? This is my home network sustaining around 80-82 mbit/sec over 2.5 gigs of file transfer.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The spikes you see there are due to file changes during the transfer. At this moment there are 7 live machines on my network and the receiving machine was also pulling files from my file server. Another machine on this network was downloading from the internet at a steady 177 KByte/sec during this transfer as well.

    I challenge all you guys to post screenies of your EFFICIENT home networks out there!

    P.S. - Gigabit is definitely welcome!

  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Eh, who here has a home network at all? ;)

    I don't have one since my mum doesn't want an ugly cable running through the hallway...

    May get a through floor cable once we get broadband.

    /me has an integrated Gigabit NIC...

    If I get a network it would be Gb...
  3. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 593

    Thumbup for Vehementi on his shiny hardware.

    Have you thought about a wireLESS network?
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Well considering the price, 35' CAT5 Crossover - $11 vs. multiple hundreds for wireless...

    Then there's the speed, 1000Mbps vs. 11Mbps...
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,210   +424

    Oh goodness - will someone please bite at this one - even if you don't beat it I'm curious about how other's networks are running.

  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Ok fine

    Yeh mine wasn't as good, but at least I'm posting something finally right?

    The transfer was from a 1Ghz Athlon T-bird from a Maxtor 80Gig 7200rpm HD through an Encore ENL832-TX+ NIC to a PIII 450Mhz(or 500 - its my roommates so I don't know) through an Intel 21143/2 based NIC to whatever hard drive is in a Gateway 500 computer via shielded crossover cable.
    OSes involved WinXP Pro on my system, Win98se on his.
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,210   +424

    Nice steady transfer there SN!
  8. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    My network at home is fairly inefficient, mostly due to the fact that most of the network cards on it are 10mbp/s, and that I am using hubs, not switches.

    Over the 100mbp/s hub I barely get 2mbytes/sec transfer, over the 10mbp/s hub i typically peak at 600k/sec (which is what half duplex speeds should be)
  9. muffen

    muffen TS Rookie

    I have a home network but I having a small problem.

    I have the Intel Anypoint phoneline network and I trying to upgrade my Anypoint suite from 2.0 to 2.32 but it comes back and reports that the card isn't configure right and it need to reboot. I let it reboot and install the driver again then reboot. After rebooting and then double click on the installation program and it return that the card is configure right. It reports this same error with the 2.20 driver but the 2.0 drivers installs without any problem.

    I have the Intel Anypoint PCI 1.0 Mbps phoneline adapter in a Pentium 3 500 Mhz computer with 384 MB of memory and running on Windows 98 SE.

    The 2.0 software runs well but sometimes when you press ctrl + alt + del it shows that the ISS has stop responding but when you click on the icon the software comes up. I not sure why this.
  10. bichi

    bichi TS Rookie

    Here's a shot of a GiGE home network:
    - ASUS P4T533-C
    - Intel 1000MT NICs
    - LinkSys 8-Port GigE Switch (EG008W)
    - HITACHI/IBM GXP180 IDE Drives (non-RAID)

    Three machines I do design work on and routinely transfer 2~4GByte files between machines.
    Also can share any resource, ie., harddrives, DVD writers, digital O-scopes, etc., without
    worrying about underruns.

    Can also use DSL simultainiously at 1.3mbit/sec down, and still transfer files between PC
    without any impact on performance. The network is faster than IDE disk I/O (non-RAID) and
    is limited by speed of harddisk sustained read/write rates.

    It's saving at least two hours per day, compared to 100mbit/sec network, which only transferred
    at about 80mbit/sec.

    Time to transfer 2.2GByte file:
    100 = 220 sec = 80mbit/sec
    GiGE = 59 sec = 305mbits/sec

    About 370% faster. RAID users would go much faster, approaching 500mbits/sec.
  11. bichi

    bichi TS Rookie

    hmmmm... where is the attached file go?

    Attached Files:

  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Topic Starter Posts: 4,210   +424

    /me is officially jealous. I want to start switching my network over to gig - but it's gonna be fairly expensive for me. I'm still gonna start the transition though. Awesome speeds btw :)
  13. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    hehe... that told you :p
  14. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I've replaced the A7V266-e + Via Rhine combination on one of my machines by a K7S8X with an onboard NIC. I rarely went above 50% in efficiency when trading files between that machine & my main one using the 3Com onboard NIC.

    This is the efficiency of the new setup.:)

    Attached Files:

  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Here's mine, I think the reason for the lapses in speed is because I was copying over mp3s from one comp to the other with TotalCopy and I had it do 'No to All' when it ran into a duplicate, and there were several duplicates.

  16. Bipolar_Gargoyl

    Bipolar_Gargoyl TS Rookie Posts: 71

    i want to know how the hell you get transfers like that? The fastest download speed i have seen is around 600kbs, usually only alittle abouve 300kbs though. (2.5-3%) over the internet. from mine to my kids was about 45% on average sending 350 mb of music.

  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Here, this is pretty good:

    Not sure about those dropoffs, I could have sworn I've seen it stay maxed for a while before. If I think about it, and see it flatlined again I'll screenshot that.

    Edit: Here :)
  18. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    What were you were transferring ? 3GB worth of text files ? ;)
  19. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Large video files.
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