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MARSTG March 24, 2012 05:52 PM

Gigabit switch or Gigabit router?
 
Hello folks
I am running into some issues when trying to upgrade my wired network to gigabit speeds. Seems I have chosen a shitty gigabit wired switch (Asus GXD1008). My both NICs are gigabit capable (2P folder has a pair of NICs from the nVidia chipset while the other system has an Intel Pro 1000/T), right now they are working fine transferring at 100Mbps but I want to upgrade that to 1000Mbps. The reason is the drives with the data are on my other system, which is used by the lady, and 100Mbps is very slow when I want to transfer something big (read HD movies, for example Avatar is like 12 GB) from those drives on my drive to watch something. So my question is : should I go buy a gigabit wired switch or get a gigabit router? As far as gigabit router I was thinking at TPLINK 1043, this one offers gigabit wired connectivity and has a decent price. I won't go more than 100$. I am not expecting 125MB/s but I would like if it would be at least 50-60MB/s.:punk:

KaptCrunch March 24, 2012 07:03 PM

sorry but no model of GXD1008 but is GX100B thats only 100mbp

GX-D1081 is a gigabit, if thats it maybe the cabling is wrong cat5e should be used

jtktam March 24, 2012 07:31 PM

i am on a cisco gigabit switch and i get about 80-100MB/s

-joe

LarkStarr March 24, 2012 10:36 PM

What are you even asking? The question doesn't even relate. Do you need a router or a switch? Get what you need.

headsh0t March 24, 2012 11:30 PM

If you don't need a switch, get a router. If you do need a switch get a switch...

grinder March 25, 2012 08:08 AM

Get a gigabit switch, cheap dun matter on small networks. Asus and tplink make a decent 8 port cheap gigabit switch that will last for years and years.

KaptCrunch March 25, 2012 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtktam (Post 614423)
i am on a cisco gigabit switch and i get about 80-100MB/s

-joe

check your cables if both devices are gigabit , mite be the problem

jtktam March 25, 2012 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KaptCrunch (Post 614536)
check your cables if both devices are gigabit , mite be the problem

1000 mbit = 125 MB

getting 80-100 MB/s is almost hitting this theoretical limit no?

what you think I should be getting?

-joe

MARSTG March 25, 2012 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtktam (Post 614423)
i am on a cisco gigabit switch and i get about 80-100MB/s

-joe

what model to be precise? my switch is the Asus GX-D1081. where do I make sure I get cables certified for gigabit connection? I was thinking at canadacomputers they have a store in Laval.

LarkStarr March 25, 2012 10:07 AM

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dude, if you have a Asus GX-D1081, then you already have gigabit switch. make sure you have cat 6 cabling (that's definitely gigabit), not cat 5(e). something is negotiation 100 over 1000, and there might be a reason for it, or not, so check your settings on both computers as well, that gigabit is enabled.


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