Has Anyone Switched To Gigabit Lan??

Jeff H. Reynolds
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has anyone switched to gigabit lan from 10/100??? I'd like to know if you saw any real improvement in your dsl/broadband service as a result....

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Has Anyone Switched To Gigabit Lan??

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has anyone switched to gigabit lan from 10/100??? I'd like to know if you saw any real improvement in your dsl/broadband service as a result....

You wonn't get any improvement over the 100/10 megabit lan, because the dsl connection is a lot slower, AFAIK there isn't a 100 megabit or even 10 megabit dsl connection, so changing over to a gigabit lan won't make any difference.

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RE: RE: has anyone

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has anyone switched to gigabit lan from 10/100??? I'd like to know if you saw any real improvement in your dsl/broadband service as a result....

You wonn't get any improvement over the 100/10 megabit lan, because the dsl connection is a lot slower, AFAIK there isn't a 100 megabit or even 10 megabit dsl connection, so changing over to a gigabit lan won't make any difference.

Very true... I've got a gigabit switch on my home network and, of course, my office network... The speed of the switch makes no difference to the internet connectivity. I've got a single T1 of IP at work and 6 megs of DSL at home...

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Folks, Welcome to FiOS,

Folks,

Welcome to FiOS, Fiber optic internet. This will surpass at least the lower end of that 10/100 connection. It's not available here in Philadelphia yet, but in outlying areas, and I've read that it's widespread in Texas, where they first rolled it out. Ask your DSL provider about it.

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16Mbit down and 1Mbit up ->

16Mbit down and 1Mbit up -> http://www.1und1.com/ (german provider)
:)

Greetings, Santas little helper

Paul D. Buck
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I use a mix of Gigabit for a

I use a mix of Gigabit for a backbone, with 100M to from the cable modem and router/firewall with wireless to the remote computers. About the only time you can see a significant difference in network speeds is when moving large files, like a CPDN archive...

What takes a couple minutes on Gigabit takes half an hour on wireless, and mid way twix the two for 100M segments.

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RE: 16Mbit down and 1Mbit

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16Mbit down and 1Mbit up -> http://www.1und1.com/ (german provider)
:)

Unless the internet connection is faster than 100 Mbit, gigabit lan won't improve the internet connection.

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16 Mbit, wow!!! makes my dsl connection feel like a dial-up connection again.

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Japan has 100Mbit connections

Japan has 100Mbit connections in most of the houses these days.

I live on a 12Mbit/1Mbit connection (Dutch provider).

But switching to a Gigabit LAN card won't speed up your DSL if it's 4Mbit only. It will only utilize the 4Mbit, nothing more. Your provider has to increase the speed, not your hardware. Although you do need a better modem and over 10Mbit LAN card if your internet speeds go above 10Mbit, of course. ;)

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