Gigabit Ethernet (GbE or 1 GigE) is a term describing various technologies for transmitting frames in a network to a speed of Gigabit per second (1,000,000,000 bits per second), defined in IEEE 802.3-2005.

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WD MyCloud NAS Slow Transfer Speed

Let me start by saying that I'm a networking newbie. I understand the basic processes but not the intricacies of multiple routing devices on a network. My setup is essentially this: ...
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What is the bandwidth through an uplink port when using link aggregation on a switch?

To use link aggregation you need a smart managed or managed switch. I'm wondering if you really could get 2 Gbps if you aggregate two 1 Gbps port. Full duplex is on each port but the upstream port ...
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What is the speed of 2 wire pairs to a gigabit switch?

I'm going to be converting my landline (Cat 5e cable) into a LAN setup. The way I plan on having it setup is using one of the plugs as an input that will provide Ethernet through 2 wire pairs and use ...
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Differences in RJ-45 plugs & keystone jacks for CAT5, CAT5e, CAT 6, CAT6a & CAT7 compliance?

I've read detailed insights on differences in the CAT Cabling. What is the difference between various cable types like Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6? What is the difference between Cat 6 and Cat 6e ...
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What speed is my ethernet port?

My network card appears to have two Ethernet ports. I'm trying to work out the theoretical maximum speed of those Ethernet ports - specifically if they are Gigabit (1000Mbit/s) ports or plain old ...
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ethernet wall socket - are they all the same? [duplicate]

so the house already has some ethernet wall sockets which I believe were installed when 100Mbps was more common. The cable current in used seemed to indicate that's it's not gigabit capable. I want to ...
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What is necessary to activate gigabit?

OK, I got the following situation: I have a laptop with a usb (3.0) attached gigabit lan card. On the other hand I have a banana pi and a FritzBox which are also gigabit capable. If I connect ...
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Why am I not getting full Gigabit Ethernet speed in my LAN?

Recently, I bought a TP-Link AC1750 Archer C7, which has four Gigabit Ethernet ports (800 Megabits each), 1300Mbps 5GHz WiFi and 450Mbps 2.4GHz WiFi. I have connected my PC to the router by an ...
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TP-Link TG-3468 on IBM x3650 M2?

I got a networks card from TP-Link. It is the TG-3468. I wanna place it into my IBM server x3850 M2. It has PCIe x8 slots. The slot is a little bit longer than the lenght of the card, but it fits. ...
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Link does not establish on one interface

I'm using an old computer as home server/firewall using a linux based distribution (Mandriva). Initially, it had two NICs, eth0 being the motherboard adapter while eth1 is a 10/100 PCI network card. ...
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Fiber Optic Home network? [closed]

My ISP is offering fiber optic connections in my country, so I decided to get one. it has 100 Mbps down and 50 Mbps up. also I have several computers and a file server in my home. So I want to cover ...
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Would having a 10/100 router connected to a gigabit switch for the LAN allow the LAN to be gigabit?

Ive got a home network that uses cat6 and a managed gigabit switch. The internet line in is c. 45mbps which goes into a 10/100 modem / router combi and then into the gigabit switch. With the network ...
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How to securely run two LANs on a single ethernet cable?

there are two rooms (A and B) connected by an ethernet cable (~50 meters long). All the main appliances are in Room A (router, server, firewall, smart switch…). Currently all the devices in both the ...
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100 mbps network transfers slows down PC

We have a network with many PC's. There is a 1 gbps ethernet switch with 8 ports and a 100 mbps ethernet switch with 8 ports. My PC is plugged into the 1 gbps switch. When someone on the network that ...
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Gigabit speed testing - Windows 7 vs Ubuntu Linux

I work for a telecommunications company and have been tasked with testing 1Gbps network speed. Our technicians use Windows 7 laptops and need to be able to test these connections at customer ...
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Optimal advanced settings for Gigabit NIC

My laptop's NIC is gigabit and I am searching for the optimal settings on the "Advanced" menu to take advantage of gigabit speeds. The settings are: Energy Effecient Ethernet Green Ethernet EEE ...
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Rejoin split ethernet cable?

In my apartment we have an old LAN network where every room is reached by ONE ethernet cable that splits in 2 ethernet ports, the same happens to the hub where 6 cables arrive (one from each room) and ...
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Will I experience degraded performance on a Ethernet connection through a splitter if I'm the only user on the line?

I currently have a long wire ethernet chord travel from my office to my bedroom (the rooms are side by side), as I wish (It's a long ethernet cable wire). I went from a 1.9 MBPS to a 15.+ MBPS after ...
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What is the difference between these 2 twisted pairs?

I have two cables marked: BELDEN 1583e utp cat5e 4pr awg24 iso/iec 11801 en50173 ec verified 100 ohm 1002069 ESSENTIAL utp cat5e by nexans EC verified 4pr awg24 lu0306 Both connected to TL-SG108E ...
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How to kill LOW bandwidth connections?

I am sitting behind an absolutely terrible router (NVG589, NVG599 is no better) mandated by my ISP, AT&T. The problem is that it has an abysmal limit of 2056 simultaneous connections. Since my ...
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How can powerline ethernet adapters be faster than their hardware ports?

On many of the powerline ethernet adapters, they claim high speeds of 500 Mbps, however, I've noticed that the actual jack on the device is only 10/100 Mbps speed. For reference - look at the specs: ...
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Is there an easy way to retrieve the link speed of network devices?

We have a mix of 100 and 1000mbps cabling in this office with cabling that ranges from ancient home-made cat5 to brand new cat6, and a mish-mash of semi-accessible switches and network segments that ...
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Low speed on ethernet port

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop, which has a gigabit Ethernet port. I have a fresh install of Windows 7 on the laptop. I can't get speeds higher than 30Mbps, and I can't figure out why. This is ...
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Maximum Bandwidth through gigabit switch

This seems like a simple question, but I can't find a definitive answer for it. I have four devices connected to a Gigabit switch as in this diagram: Can I get the full GBit bandwidth from A-B ...
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Can gigabit ethernet Auto-negotiation detect Cat5 cable and downgrade the mode automatically?

Under a Win7 PC with gigabit NIC connected to a gigabit switch, both NIC and the switch support 1000BASE-T full duplex mode, however it is connected by a Cat5 cable. Since both devices support ...
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How to find proper MTU size for FTTH EPON?

I've recently moved to a ISP that provides a 4mbps connection through FTTH(Single OFC). There is a EPON ONU in my premise from which a RJ-45 lan cable is connected to my Intel DH67CL1 board based PC. ...
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Multiport connection between home router and switch for better LAN bandwidth

I have quite a few GigE devices at home that I’d like to have better LAN speed between them, but at the moment, all I have available are 3 ports on my (GigE) FTTH router (It has 4 but can’t use one of ...
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How can I create Local Loopback on Linux (RedHat or Debian)?

How can I do the same on Linux (RedHat or Debian)? I need to create local loopback as shown herein: ...
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10/100Mbps router overwhelmed by Gigabit switch & its devices?

I believe I've got the scenario outlined in this SU answer, where my 10/100Mbps router is being overwhelmed by a Gigabit switch and the devices connected to it. This comes into play with frequent ...
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Home NAS design?

There are a lot of questions about NAS here. I'm looking for input on how to expand my home network: with a (4-bay) NAs. Current setup: 1x PC (gigabit ethernet), 1x Mac (gigabit ethernet), 1x media ...
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What is the point of a 100Mbit router that has 802.11ac Wi-Fi?

I saw a few routers on the market that has 10/100 Mbit speed on cable and a 802.11ac Wi-Fi that is capable for gigabit speed. What you can use that speed when the 100Mbit cable connection will be a ...
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Connected Gigabit switches with 100 Mbit devices

I need a network with two unmanaged switches. Each switch will have two, 100BaseT devices attached. 100Base devices on one switch communicate with devices connected to the other switch. If I ...
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windows 8.1 broke internet

recently I was forced to update to windows 8.1, and now neither my WiFi nor Ethernet works at all. I have a Qualcomm atheros Ethernet adapter and an Intel WiFi one. I've tried changing drivers ...
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Are there any unmanaged gigabit switches available without indicator LEDs? [closed]

I need to put a switch into my home theatre stack and am looking for something without blinking indicator LEDs. I’ve debated taping over them but that looks ghetto and actually requires some precision ...
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Can only communicate with NAS via one Ethernet adapter and not the other

My main home computer is a desktop equipped with an ASUS P7P55D EVO, which comes with two Ethernet network ports; Windows labels them Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller Realtek PCI GBE Famil ...
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What speed can I expect using Gigabit over UTP cat 5?

Our LAN is based on a Cat 5 cable, while computers are running on a 100mbs NIC. I was wondering what speed should I expect upgrading NICs and hub/switch to Gigabit. Eventually should I replace the ...
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All components must support gigabit ethernet to get gigabit speeds?

Given the following: I have a D-Link DIR615 router (with DD-WRT firmware) that I use to connect to internet with PPPoE protocol. The router does not support gigabit ethernet. I have 3 computers in ...
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How full duplex operation is possible in 1000Base-T?

Can you provide good document for under standing the full duplex operation in Ethernet not 100Base-T because dedicated RX and TX lines are there. But in 1000base-T how data is transmitting both nodes ...
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Is Wake On LAN supposed to work even after AC power reset?

So, if you unplug the AC power cable from the wall and re-connect it to the PC Power Supply, is the Wake On Lan functionality still supposed to work on a PC? The WoL functionality is enabled in Bios ...
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Not getting gigabit Ethernet speeds between 2 computers

I am trying to connect two computers together using a Cat6 cable. Both computers have gigabit Ethernet cards, and the "Network" tab in Task Manager reports the link speed to be 1Gb/s for both. One ...
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Connect main (serving) PC to router or to switch in high traffic LAN?

I am restructuring my home network after finally upgrading my aging Linksys WRT54G router to an Asus RT-N66U. All desktop computers are gigabit ethernet wired connections utilizing multiple switches. ...
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Can i join one server with multiple ethernet wires to switches

I saw one video where the user has one 100mb switch and other Giagbit switch. Then he has his all servers first network card connected to 100mb switch and second to the Gigabit switch he says that ...
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Windows 7 File Transfer Speed Over Gigabit is Exceeding Expected Limits(!?)

I have two PCs and a network switch, all gigabit hardware. I transferred this ISO file between them and noticed the Windows copy dialog reporting faster rates than I expected: 181 MB/s ? How could ...
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Why are my CAT-5e connections connecting at only 100baseTX?

I'm doing some rewiring. Several years ago I ran CAT-5e cable throughout my house. They terminated using standard wall plugs, on the other end to a patch panel (punch-down), which then patched into ...
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How can I achieve Gigabit LAN speed without wires?

I have a Netgear Router which connects to my Cisco router. I have a gigabit switch which connects to my servers in my Garage.. I am currently connecting with wifi adapter on my desktop (in my room) ...
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P8Z77V built in ethernet fails with Code 10

I have an Asus P8Z77-V motherboard with a built in intel 82579V adaptor. For some odd reason its being detected as 82579LM. I'm running windows 8, and the system worked properly before. Its a known ...
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Ethernet adapter with static IP configuration not accessible on start up

My home workstation motherboard has two Ethernet adapters. Both ports connect to the same local network and Internet router. The only difference is one is set as DHCP while the other has a static IP ...
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File transfer over specific network

I have 5 machines running Windows 7 32-bit, and 2 machines running Windows XP SP3 32-bit. I use workgroups, not a domain. I have Simple File Sharing enabled. All the machines have Gigabit NICs, with ...
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Can I connect 2 Gigabit lan connections between 2 switches?

I have 2 switches (one functions as a router with the broadband connection) both of them have 4 gigabit ports. Currently they are connected with a single cat6 lan cord and work fine... I would ...
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How to direct connection local lan + WIFI internet?

I am running 2 computers. Each have a WIFI connection to the router (other location in the house) which provides internet. I would like now to directly connect those 2 computers via their Gigabit ...