setup problem gigabit switch + 100mbit switch

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Glenn, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Glenn

    Glenn Guest

    Hello,

    I installed a gigabit unmanaged switch in our network (3com 2824
    10/100/1000mbit) to speed database operation and datatransfer.
    the win2000 server and several pc's have gigabit interfaces, they work
    fine, great even.

    the problem is with the pc's (xp pro) that have 100mbit interfaces.
    They were set at autonegotion and, I presume, this translated into
    100mbit full duplex.
    their network performance was simply dreadful.
    the taskmanager network pane showed that the maximum transfer speed
    topped out at 5% (or 5mbps)

    I changed the interface setting to 100mbit half duplex. this had a
    marked improvement averaging 30%.

    Can I furter improve the speed with the existing hardware?

    best regards
    glenn
     
    Glenn, Sep 1, 2006
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