Ethernet at 1000 Mb/s (1 Gb/s). Can be over copper or fiber. There are different types of fiber.

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Multilayer LACP

I have a network switch that is limited to 2x1Gb/s LACP teaming, however have a file server with a 4x1Gb/s network interface. What options do I have to aggregate all available bandwidth without ...
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Can a faulty switch connected to the core switch block an entire network?

I encountered the following situation: The network I administer was blocked, and this was traced down to a specific rack, after I reseted both switches, everything worked. I supposed it was the core ...
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How do I increase the ring parameters for a NIC on a Linux server

I used the ethtool utility to increase the rx and tx values for the NIC on one of our servers. I ran the following command: ethtool -g eth0 Ring parameters for eth0: Pre-set maximums: RX: ...
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Any benefit and/or risk in enabling Jumbo Frames for the DAG replication network?

Exchange 2013 DAG, two nodes, a dedicated GBE network interface on each server for replication traffic, connected to a GBE switch, using a dedicated VLAN. Is there any benefit to Exchange replication ...
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Slow local area network speeds

Updated on 2014-10-09 Disclaimer This question is similar to Unexplained slow gigabit network speeds but because the latter is still unanswered after 5 years, and that I think I'm able to add more ...
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Connect access switches to router or core switch

My workplace consists of 4 access unmanaged network switches from three different computer rooms connected to a router. The router contains three 100mbps ethernet ports and one Gigabit (GigE) port. ...
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Is it possible to tell whether I am connecting to fast or gigabit ethernet with CAT5e cable?

My NIC supports gigabit ethernet: $ ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Supported ports: [ MII ] Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full ...
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Does 1 Gbps ethernet standard mean 1 Gb in both directions simultaneously, or 500 Mb in each direction? [closed]

What does the Ethernet standard dictate for the meaning of 1 Gb ethernet? Does it dictate full duplex 1 Gbps, or a shared pipe between the two directions?
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Gigabit uplink versus regular switch port

I have a 10/100/1000 24-port + 2 mini-GBIC ports switch which I have to link to other switches. Unfortunately, on the other switch all the mini-GBIC slots are taken up, so all I can do is link them ...
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Ethernet switch signal quality

Is there a (significant) signal quality difference between ethernet switches? n other words: A 1000base-t, do some switches allow longer cable runs than other switches?
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Ethernet to Fiber Converters, reliable? or maybe better solutions

Not sure if this is relevant to ask here ... but I cannot find any information on the net about it. But here goes: Today I have a fiber that comes into building B from A(I have no control here. Lets ...
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How to change the setting for a network device reported by ethtool, specifically Speed, on VM?

This is related to these two questions, although they don't answer my question. The machines are RHEL6. 1.ethtool not showing all the properties 2.changing network speed to 1000Mb/s Output on VM: ...
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Broadcast stop via loopback kills bandwidth

Why does creating a broadcast storm by directly connecting two ports on a switch cause the bandwidth to all the other ports to cease?
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Why are we having problems with multiple nics in office and production networks going to 100mbps mode?

updates and additional info 2 environments, office and production at datacenter Both environments have Cat-5e cables, a cable was replaced when it tested as bad with Broadcom's cable testing, and ...
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Viability of Mac OS X 10.9 Time Machine Server in office environment

Currently we have about 20 Mac OS 10.9 MacBook Pros (almost all with SSDs) backing up to individual USB drives. I'd like to consolidate these to one drobo thunderbolt drive array attached to a Mac ...
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1GB dedicated port

I'm in the process of selecting a dedicated host for a big data project deployment. I need my servers to be well connected with each other. One of the provider I'm investigating is serverloft. Here is ...
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Ethernet port not detected

I just added additional 1gb port to my existing 4gbs on my server. All 4 are placed on a NET CARD PCIE 1GB E1G44HTBLK 904223 INTEL and the additional one is connected to motherboard(S5520SC) ...
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Why single file transfer is not faster than 50MB/s over Gigabit LAN?

I ran some tests on our gigabit network. When I transfer a big file (10GB) from a windows 7 computer to another, the troughtput never exceed 50Mb (it start at 80MB/s for one second then slows down to ...
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testing network connectivity on a server with Gigabit Ethernet

I have a box with Gigabit Ethernet, and I'm unable to get past about 200Mbps or 250Mbps in my download tests. I do the tests like this: % wget -6 -O /dev/null --progress=dot:mega ...
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Maximum throughput on switch with different link speeds

While doing some benchmarking on a network app I discovered strange behavior that involves 100MBit and 1GBit ethernet clients connected through a switch (at-gs900/8e). I have one server (Gbit) and ...
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TIA 568A vs. B Wiring for Long Ethernet Run

I have a long Ethernet run (about 280 ft/85 m) that goes through a conduit between two buildings. On each end, I have an APC Ethernet surge protector that is grounded to the main ground for each ...
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Poor performance when migrated Fast Ethernet to Gigabit network

I have very strange problem. In a office computer network with about 100 PCs with mixed Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 and some Windows Server 2008 R2, I've decided to upgrade the network from Fast ...
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bonding - balance-tlb and a mysterious ethernet packet with lots of 00:00:00

Whilst attempting to get bonding working with mode=5 (balance-tlb) it seems that the driver sends an ethernet packet with length 0x0060 and the data, payload is all zeros. I can't work out where this ...
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Gbps to 2 100Mbps clients

If I have a media server with a gigabit NIC connected to two 100Mbps xboxes on a gigabit switch, will both receive from it at 100Mbps or will one connection put the server's NIC in a 100Mbps mode and ...
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Debian Dmesg Error - What does this output mean regarding an outage on eth1?

The tale of the NIC that quit; I have chucked the end of dmesg output from a server into pastebin; This server (PowerEdge 1850) has two NICs, eth0 and eth1. eth1 has a couple of VLANs defined on it, ...
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ethernet cable is connected but It shows unplugged [closed]

I told datacenter too connect two of my servers with a crossover cable to each other. But when I try this command ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Supported ports: [ TP ] Supported ...
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What is a reasonable latency time for mpdringtest with gigabit ethernet?

Hi I have a small test network that I'm using to do some number crunching for my dissertation. My network consists of three machines with intel gigabit network cards (all em drivers with two hosts ...
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How do I calculate the ethernet NIC-to-NIC time to send a MTU packet (1500 bytes)? (OS-excluded) [closed]

I understand it will depend on the speed of the ethernet 10 Mbit to 100 Gbit. Given an ethernet speed, how do I calculate the time spend in the wire from NIC-to-NIC? I am assuming here that the ...
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Issue with Netgear GS108T Managed Switch and Jumbo Frames

I recently purchased a Netgear GS108T managed switch and I am trying to configure jumbo packets between my NAS (Thecus N4100Pro), PC and managed switch. I should mention the fact that I was able to ...
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Cisco sg100-08 connections

I have multiple computers, some have a 10/100 ethernet adapter while others have a 10/100/1000 ones. If I connect them together with the Cisco sg100-08 switch, do I keep the 1Gbit speed where possible ...
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Why cant I transfer files from my desktop to my server at full speed?

I have a desktop computer with two SSD's in RAID 0 with a read/write speed of 950 MB/sec (7.6 Gbps) and I have a server with 6 HDD's in RAID 5 (read/write speeds of 200 MB/sec or 1.6 Gbps) acting as a ...
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Do Gigabit ethernet single-mode fiber network adapters exist?

I am attempting to set up a server with a total of four single-mode fiber ports - two need to be at least 1Gb and two must be 10Gb. I have found a variety of 10Gb single-mode fiber network adapters ...
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Long Gigabit Ethernet Run

I am trying to get an Gig-E network between two buildings that are approximately 260 ft. away. While some TRENDnet switches failed to be able to connect to each other over Cat 6 at that distance, two ...
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Gigabit Ethernet on 200 mbit/s speed - why?

Today I tried to connect two laptop computers, both having Gigabit Ethernet NICs, both with Windows 7, with straight cable cat 5e. The cable is ca 50 cm long so the category 5e should be enough. I've ...
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What am I misunderstanding about calculating MTU?

Okay, I just finished resolving a jumbo frames issue between a few Xserves, a Netgear GSM7224, and a Drobo B800i. It turned out that the Xserves (Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server) and the Drobo B800i accept the ...
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Is 1000 Base SX fiber multimode (850nm) backwards compatible with 100 Base Sx fiber multimode (850nm)?

Is 1000 Base SX fiber multimode (850nm) interface backwards compatible with 100 Base Sx fiber multimode (850nm) interface?
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Max distance for cat5e in 1000Mbps / 1 Gigabit

What is the max distance for cat5e cables in 1000Mbps (1 Gigabit) Full Duplex mode?
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'Gigabit' Ethernet Port Tester? [closed]

A quick google search shows there seems to only exist handheld testers for 10/100 Ethernet ports. Any ideas why that is and where we could find one that works with a Gigabit LAN? Perhaps the 10/100 ...
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Performance issues with self-built NAS

I set up a little NAS system for my personal use. It's an Ubuntu system running on a fan-less Atom-powered mini ATX mainboard which I extended with a usb3 pci card to get best possible performance for ...
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What could cause two devices to refuse to link?

This is a curious case where all the devices at hand will link with one another, except for two that just won't detect one another. One device is a single board computer (SBC) with a gigabit nic, the ...
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Is it possible/likely for a faulty network card (gigabit ethernet) to crash your consumer-grade router?

After much messing around with what appeared to be 4 faulty routers in a row I realized that I can reproduce causing my DLINK DIR-655 router to freeze up and require a hard reboot (to factory ...
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PCI Extender and 1GB Ethernet Performance

One of my server has 2 PCI slots which has already plugged with 1GB Ethernet cards. I want to add two more 1GB NIC to this server. I've found on ebay this pci extender. I want to ask, because I ...
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1000 Mbit/s fiber switch to 100 Mbit/s fiber switch - no communication

This morning, I troubleshooted a fiber connection between two switches in the same building. It was a single-mode fiber. I knew this fiber was fine, because I had installed it myself and tested (with ...
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Can't set up NIC to establish Gigabit link on Linux

I have Ubuntu 11.10 64 bits with one (actually two, but only one is connected) Intel 82578 Gigabit Network Card which is working on 100 Mbps and I want it to work on 1000 Mbps, but I can't. How can I ...
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2 NIC's are not loading by the Ubuntu Server

I have a Server with 5 NIC's. And I have just installed Ubuntu Server 11.10 64 bit fully dist-upgraded by now (31 Jan) 3 NIC's are identical PCI-Express x4 adapters. 1 is integrated TG3 and the last ...
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Having an issue trying to get Gigabit speed across my network (Ubuntu Server)

I've just started looking into the network speeds at my office, the entire network is setup to be "Gigabit". This includes Gb switches, Gb Network cards and Cat 5e cabling. I'm not expecting the full ...
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ZFS and FreeNAS Performance

I have just set up an HP Micro Server N40L as a FreeNAS with 4 2tb drives in a RAIDZ. I am getting around 30-40MB/sec, with occasional bursts of 50MB/sec., reads and writes that are similar to the low ...
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Cascading gigabit switch (10/100/1000) with fast ethernet switch (10/100)

I'm a newbie in networking. I have this question in mind lately. I bought a gigabit switch and tried to cascade it with my existing fast ethernet router and switch. I have 1 server which is connected ...
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Recommend a nice managed Top Of Rack switch for Linux Computer Cluster (but it has to be cheap!) [closed]

I work at an industrial research lab, and we have a research group that's building up a Linux-based compute cluster. The have about 46 nodes so far, with more to come. They came to us a few months ago ...
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Disable gigabit ethernet throttling?

I've got two windows PCs connected by gigabit ethernet. When I use iperf to measure throughput it maxes out at a good 100MBit/s. When I run iperf using two or three parallel connections, each will ...