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lowfat March 26, 2013 06:22 PM

Breaking 1Gbps
 
Took me almost a month of trial and error between my various machines but I was finally able to do it. :clap:
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/ad31...97c205ea81.jpg
Showing 2Gbps transfer speed in Task Manager.
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/5a19...2fb6919fd8.jpg

This is done very oddly. On my workstation I have setup an LACP NIC team, one Intel and one Realtek NIC. Then on my server I have the onboard Realtek + a USB3.0 NIC :haha:. Unfortunately I haven't been able to setup a team w/ these two. However it doesn't seem to matter. Windows 8 supports SMB 3.0 multchanneling supposedly and it can send the SMB traffic over both NICs it seems. :thumb:

I tried LACP in a similar fashion a month or so ago on a FreeNAS machine but it never broke 115MB/s.

So it seems Windows 8 FTW.

BlueByte March 26, 2013 06:37 PM

What USB 3 NIC are you using? I can not stuff another card in my workstation. I have been wanting to do the same thing for awhile but I never thought of USB3.

lowfat March 26, 2013 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueByte (Post 699091)
What USB 3 NIC are you using? I can not stuff another card in my workstation. I have been wanting to do the same thing for awhile but I never thought of USB3.

$22 shipped :biggrin:. Win 8 even detected the drivers on its own. It does indeed do 1Gbps too.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/251212134265?...84.m1439.l2649

I'd be using Intel PCIe NICs but this is in an ITX machine w/ no available slots.

ZZLEE March 26, 2013 06:57 PM

Ordered one :thumb:

Definite toy fore bag of tricks. Thanks

p3t3rson April 2, 2013 07:11 PM

This is very interesting and something I have wanted to build...badly. What router or switch are you using?

supaflyx3 April 2, 2013 07:13 PM

I do believe I remember reading that lowfat runs a Pfsense box.

p3t3rson April 2, 2013 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supaflyx3 (Post 700249)
I do believe I remember reading that lowfat runs a Pfsense box.

So that means he is running dual LAN from his home server to another PC running Pfsense then 2 more LAN lines from that to his workstation?

BlueByte April 2, 2013 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by p3t3rson (Post 700254)
So that means he is running dual LAN from his home server to another PC running Pfsense then 2 more LAN lines from that to his workstation?

I don't know about residential switches but even "smart" business switches allow you to team. You don't need a managed switch to team. I run a variety of switches for my home setup, and never had an issue with teaming.

lowfat April 2, 2013 08:08 PM

:biggrin:
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/135a...e30350883f.jpg

p3t3rson April 3, 2013 06:03 AM

Thanks Lowfat, now I get it.

Lowfat, excluding the price factor, would you ever run Windows Server Essentials 2012 over Win8 for a file server and why?


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