Newbie question for network setup.

By piercemyers
Apr 7, 2005
  1. Hey, i've got a rather simple network query, but I can't find the answer anywhere.

    i'm thinking of setting up a home network using an old P1 to run the 'smoothwall' firewall.

    But the pc's so old that it can only has room for an ISA NIC, and as far as i know the only ISA network cards are 10base-t.

    If I were to set a network as follows:

    Smoothwall; 10base-t NIC
    10/100base-t Switch
    | |
    | |
    PC PC​

    would the direct connection between the 2 pcs be 100mbit, or would the slower network card slow the whole network down?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    If that switch is 10/100 then the connection between the PCs will be 100Mbit.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    There shouldn't be any problem with transfers between the PC's and the speed. It should be 100Mbit, assuming they both have 10/100 cards in them.

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  4. piercemyers

    piercemyers TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the quick replies guys!
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