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

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information about ethernet cards

I have few question and I don't find right answers. What's the maximum speed of an Ethernet cable (not a phone cable! the one that has 8 threads) About the Gigabit Ethernet Network Card: Is it just ...
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Are there any vendors making a Gigabit Fiber solution for laptops?

I'm trying to build a laptop system that can connect to just about any network you might come across in a large enterprise. I realize I can use a media converter to go from twisted pair to fiber but ...
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Cheap gigabit switch? [closed]

Does anyone have any recommendations for a cheap gigabit switch? I'm starting to outgrow my WRT54GL router.
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Linux Gigabit driver that survives resume

Currently, I'm using the r8169 driver (Realtek 8169 gigabit ethernet). I tried both the chips on the mainboard and with an external network card. When I boot my PC, the machine comes up with speed = ...
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Why does 1GBit card have output limited to 80 MiB?

I'm trying to utilize maximal bandwidth provided by my 1GiB network card, but it's always limited to 80MiB (real megabytes). What can be the reason? Card description (lshw output): description: ...
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How to achieve 2-gigabit total throughput on Linux using the bonding driver?

For this application I am less concerned with high availability than I am with total throughput. I have one IP address on the server end, and I want to be able to send more than 1-gigabit of traffic ...
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Which tool should I trust, mii-tool and ethtool don't show me the same values

Our hosting company provides all the switching infrastructure for our servers. The private network, connected to eth2 should be GbE. Recently I've been suspecting that something is misconfigured as ...
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Gigabit with cat5 cable

Can a standard cat5 cable transmit at a speed of 1000 Mbit/s ? I've asked several people I know in the networking field and received different answers. I know a cat5 "works" on a Gigabit network but ...
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How can I set a Gigabit network instead of the 100Mb? [closed]

I'd like to know what kind of hardware I'll need to set up a Gigabit network in the company I work in. We're 12 workers with a few splitters and 3 servers. We already have a Gigabit router and 1 ...
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What is faster? A local mechical hard drive or a solid state drive over gigabit ethernet?

SSDs are rather new, so I couldn't find this information on the Internet. Would the performance of a local hard drive connected using SATA2 get out performed by a SSD over gigabit ethernet? In terms ...