Gigabit Or not Gigabit

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Stanly, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. Stanly

    Stanly Guest

    Good morning,

    I have a windows 2003 server as well as a number of PC's and have
    recently upgraded to a gigabit switch.

    The problem is that even though I have a gigabit NIC - Broadcom
    netxtreme gigabit, with the latest drives, the best speed I have
    showing in the cards properties the best speed I have showing is
    100mbps full... This is replicated on my Windows XP machines which also
    have the broadcom netxtreme gigabit card...

    The switch is autosensing at 100mbps only as well...
    Stanly, Jun 30, 2006
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  2. what cableing do you have? gigabit needs cat 5e (anything below that may
    not support gigabit speeds) The switches are autosensing and forcing it
    to a speed it can not negotiate will only cause issues. Try a different
    cable, with the same switch and computer.
    Andrew Mallette, Jul 3, 2006
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  3. Stanly

    CJT Guest

    Where did you get that idea? Cable salesman?

    (anything below that may
    CJT, Jul 4, 2006
  4. experience
    Andrew Mallette, Jul 5, 2006
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