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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 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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Throughput from devices on gigabit switch to gigabit router

I think this is a pretty simple question, but I wanted to either validate my thinking, or for someone to tell me I'm wrong. My router at home has 4 gigabit ports. So, obviously, each (supported) ...
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Do you really need a gigabit router for a local network?

All of my computers at home are gigabit compatible and I'm planning to upgrade my old switch to a gigabit switch . The question is do I also need to upgrade my old router ? I'm only running internet ...
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My internet speed wont run at 1.0 Gbps on my Realtek PCIe Family Controller its stays at 100mbps

I have an asus Gigabit Router and a gigabit NIC (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) witch is running at 100Mbps rather than 1000Mbps (1.0 Gbps). When I use an old laptop on the same Ethernet ...
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Gigabit Router Speed

I know this is a simple and possibly stupid question but i'm not quite sure what to search up on google to find the right answer. Basically i have a gigabit router (Dlink DIR 825) and have multiple ...
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Configuring a GigabitEthernet interface on a Cisco router

I'm trying to set the ip address of a GigabitEthernet interface on a Cisco MWR 2941 router. I have tried the following: config t interface gigabitethernet0/2 ip address 1.1.1.1 255.255.255.255 ...
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Increase speeds with an unmanaged GBE switch?

I have a network with a dead slow 10/100 router. The router cannot be replaced, and I wish to speed up transfers between two, or possibly three computers on the network. If I plug an unmanaged ...
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Will a gigabit wireless router make my data transfers faster?

Right now I have a BT Voyager 2110 wireless router for the past 6 years or so. I recently bought a new Western Digital NAS but I'm only able to transfer data wirelessly at 2.5 MBps. If I physically ...
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Gigabit switch in front of 100mbit router decrease maximum throughput for connected devices?

I have a router (ASUS WL-500G Premium running a modded Tomato) that has a 100mbps ethernet interface + wifi interface. I added a D-Link 8-port gigabit switch (DGS-1008G) because I want faster transfer ...
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gigabit vs T100 router internet speed

i understand that data send/receive among networked computers would be faster on a gigabit router but would there be a speed increase for internet connection? would it make a difference for a program ...
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Can a gigabit switch's performance degrade over time?

I have this Netgear 5-port gigabit switch. You know, one of those rounded white models. Well, it worked well in combination with a Netgear DSL router for a few years. The network topology is ...
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Will two 1000BASE-T devices always run at gigabit speeds when connected to the same 1000BASE-T switch?

Right now I'm running a simple network in my apartment using a wired/wireless router that supports speeds up to 100BASE-T. I've got my desktop, printer, and NAS device connected directly to the router ...
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What could be lowering my download speed - alternative configurations?

I got the following configuration (new ISP): a). Cable internet 32 MBit/s Download and 2MBit/s upload. The gave me an ARRIS cable modem. b). I use a internationally unkown small router brand (AVM) - ...
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Should I get a router with ipv6 support?

I'm in the process of getting a new gigabit router so I can transfer files faster to and from my Lacie Network Space. I found Asus RT-N56U Wireless N Dual Band Gigabit Router. Its performance is ...
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Which wireless routers accept custom/open source firmware?

I am looking for a 802.11n simultaneous dualband wireless router with gigabit Ethernet ports, but is one that comes with open source firmware, OR can accept custom firmware that are open source. Do ...
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Do I need a Gigabit router with a 24Mbps down and 7Mbps upload speed cable modem?

Do I need a Gigabit port capable wireless router with a 24Mbps down and 7Mbps upload speed cable modem? Does anyone know how to calculate this? FYI, I wont be using the wireless connection from my ...
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Home router for higher network loads [closed]

I'm trying to find a replacement for my ASUS WL500GP router. Some constraints: my ISP now provides 120 Mbit bandwidth - the router must be able to handle it I have 3 computers and a laptop at home ...
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Will using a 10/100 router stunt gigabit switch speeds for an internal network?

I have a 10/100 Verizon router. 3 computers are connected to this via Ethernet. I'd like to put a gigabit switch between the computers and router to enable gigabit speeds on the intranet. If the ...
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WiFi N Gigabit Router

I'm looking for a WiFi N Gigabit router. I'll be using an iPod Touch 2G and a 2009 17" MacBook Pro over WiFi, and I need at least 4 gigabit ethernet ports plus a WAN port. What do people recommend? ...
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What would be a good gigabit router for a home with a Windows Home Server? [closed]

I've just got my windows home server and I want to move my DVD copies to it (VOB files), but I'm not sure it will play across my current 10/100. In fact, the time it takes to transfer the VOB files ...