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  Gig network on 100mb Router 
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Matt Kohn Mar 08, 2008, 06:06pm EST Report Abuse
So i current have router and it runs fine and all but every machine i own can run 1000mb/s. I wanted to know if i bought a gig switch and put it in front of the the 100mb/s router what would happen. would that even be worth while or would all the data run though to the router which would slow down everything. Any ideas comments etc

Matty K.
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john albrich Mar 08, 2008, 07:04pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Gig network on 100mb Router
So is this your planned configuration?


Is your goal to provide the fastest connection for each individual computer to the internet via the modem, or to provide the fastest computer-to-computer intra-net data transfer speeds?

The first question you need to ask yourself, is do you really NEED gigabit intra-net performance? Will it really make a difference as far as the user/s is/are concerned?

edit-add goal to questions. (note: added before I saw OP's first response to this post)

Matt Kohn Mar 08, 2008, 07:08pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Gig network on 100mb Router
yea it will and i knew how i was going to configure it but will it work that way

Matty K.
john albrich Mar 08, 2008, 07:21pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Gig network on 100mb Router
As far as I know, the intra-net gigabit connection will run at the higher speed regardless of the connection speed of the router-to-switch connection. Obviously, data to/from the ISP will be gated by the router, and packets (when they are present) to/from the router directed to a specific computer will be interspersed with packets (when they are present) between the computers.

edit-fixed brain mis-fire

Matt Kohn Mar 08, 2008, 07:31pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Gig network on 100mb Router
that is what is assumed thanks

Matty K.



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