[plug] gigabit lan

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Tue Jan 8 23:11:59 WST 2008

On Tue, Jan 08, 2008, Bernd Felsche wrote:

> >The first thing to do is grab iperf and read up about it.
> The _first_ thing is to use any blinkenlights to confirm that your
> cables are running at gigabit speeds.

He's getting 36mbit; he's not getting 100mbit. Yes I agree, but there's
something else systemic thats wrong.

> Lights on the switches and NIC often have LED that indicate by
> colour/speed the nature of the actual connection.
> No point of trying to find a bottleneck in the machine if the wiring
> isn't up to it, or the NIC hasn't sensed the ability to work at the
> higher speed.
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