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LAN Port Questions

By bstedne18
Dec 6, 2007
  1. What is the difference between a 10/100 LAN and a Gigabit LAN? Which one is better? And is it worth upgrading to? will the lesser of the two be sufficient for online gaming?

  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    going to Gigabit will not increase your download speeds from the Internet. The speeds you get from the Internet are based on your connection speed to your Cable/DSL modem. Also please note that most 10/100 cards are MORE than adequate to handle most DSL/Cable speeds.

    However, if you have a home network that is running on a Gigabit switch/router/hub and have at least one other Gigabit computer sitting on your network, you will see VERY fast transfers of files between those two computers. Transfers of files between Gigabit computers and 10/100 computers will be the same as before. In other words you have to have at least two Gigabit devices on a Gigabit network to see Gigabit speeds between those two computers.
  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Gigabit is faster and is worth getting if you have a home network with computers (yeah more than one computer) that have gigabit network cards and you transfer hundreds of files between computers fairly often. If you only have a single computer with a broadband internet connection then you have no real reason to get a gigabit router/switch because your modem only operates at 10/100.
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