would adding a gigabit nic and switch help

By i_need_answers
Oct 9, 2005
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  1. Hi,
    If I have standard dsl and the internet connection says 100mbps. Then would upgrading my router from 100mbps to gigabit have any performance increases in any of the 3 computers sharing the router?
    thanks
    ps. also upgrading the nic's to gigabit.
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    in a word, no. your internet would remain at the same speed, and your average desktop machine will not deliver much extra network performance over a gigabit connection. for network backbones, gigabit is a good idea, but for your purposes the answer is no.
  3. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 144

    thanks :) exactly what I needed to know...
  4. Blakhart

    Blakhart Newcomer, in training Posts: 510

    Hi
    If you're looking at getting better performance between the three local systems only, gige may be worthwhile. If you want to improve internet connectivity, you'd need gige end to end, and teh innarweb isn't gige yet.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,040   +223

    When all of the NICs on a subnet are 10/100mb capable, even corporation infrastructures run as many as 50-100 systems. You really have to push hard to
    get to major slow down due to packet collisions (100mb * 70%eff = 70mb/sec).
    Moving 10 concurrent video streams would get you there, but not email, downloads, and Internet browsing. save your money and take a friend to dinner :)
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