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m-kong
10-15-2002, 08:14 PM
G'days.
I would like to know what the best network card is out there, as i attend LANs.
I already have 2 10/100 network cards. Would a 100mbps increase bandwith, for my leeching ?

ReSpAwN DeMoN
10-15-2002, 09:24 PM
100megabit over what? 10? If so then the answer is yes. It does provide alot more bandwidth even though the internet has still not reached 10megabit. When you have multiple people all doing stuff they require a largeer amount of bandwidth. I recnetly installed ethernet in my home (a months ago) over an upgrade of 10megabit PNA. And I got an increase of about 100-300Kbps.

bigjackusa
10-16-2002, 04:09 PM
If you already have 10/100 cards they will run at 100mbps if they are properly configured and hooked to a 100mbps network. I'm sure that your lan parties are set up with 100mbps gear, so that's what your current cards will work at.

Wiggo
10-16-2002, 05:18 PM
3 nics in 1 box is a bit much don't ya think? :D

:beer: :beer: :beer:

Dr.Elmo
10-17-2002, 03:13 PM
Lets say i have a LAN setup of 5 comps......if all comps r using a 10/100 NIC's and 1 is using a 10mbps NIC..will my network always run at 10mbps?

bigjackusa
10-17-2002, 03:27 PM
The rest of the network will run at 100mbps with a switch for sure, and I think with a hub too(it's been too long since I've used a hub and anything 10mbps).

Wiggo
10-17-2002, 04:34 PM
With a 10/100 switch you'll run at the higher rate but with almost all hubs you'll be dropped to the lowest connection speed. :smokin:
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JediAgent
10-18-2002, 04:30 PM
With a 10/100 switch you'll run at the higher rate but with almost all hubs you'll be dropped to the lowest connection speed. :smokin:
<center>:cheers:</center>

Wiggo bein correct again mahn. But buyin da switch aint bein no cheap no. I thinkin you should be upgraden da 10 to da 100, mahn.

Grim Reaper
10-22-2002, 12:32 AM
IMO the best NIC is the Intel PRO/100 :)

JediAgent
10-22-2002, 04:35 AM
agreein wit da reap'r