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Home Network Speeds Using BT Infinity ?

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I have networked x2 Windows 7 computers and I'm getting 10 MB/sec speeds when transferring files between the two rigs. Is this about right or can I improve transfer speeds ?

 

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computer A = has gigabit LAN and connects to Gb port on BT Home Hub 3a

computer B = has 10/100 LAN and connects to standard port on BT Home Hub 3a

connection = BT Infinity 2

cables = cat5e certified ethernet cable for both computers

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Re: Home Network Speeds Using BT Infinity ?

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Sounds about right, Computer B is your bottleneck

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yeah I thought that may be the case, thanks

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@nikev21 wrote:

I have networked x2 Windows 7 computers and I'm getting 10 MB/sec speeds when transferring files between the two rigs. Is this about right or can I improve transfer speeds ?

 

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computer A = has gigabit LAN and connects to Gb port on BT Home Hub 3a

computer B = has 10/100 LAN and connects to standard port on BT Home Hub 3a

connection = BT Infinity 2

cables = cat5e certified ethernet cable for both computers


You should be able to get higher speeds that 10MB.

 

1. Change your cables to Cat6

2. Get a seperate Gigabit switch and connect to the Homehub on the Gb port

3. Connect computers to the switch

 

If you do the above you should get about 14 to 15MB. If you change computer B network card to a Gigabit on then you will get much higer data rates.

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apologies I need to AMEND something here  ... not too familiar with networking but I looked up the spec for computer B and it does also have a Gigabit port ... in fact it has dual Gigabit ports, "Marvell LAN controllers , these ports allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network thru a network hub".

 

So I have x2 Gigabit capable rigs and if I  read Ratty's post correctly I need to add a Gigabit switch + cat6 cable, and if I do that will I get Gigabit transfers accross my network ?

 

 

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@nikev21 wrote:

apologies I need to AMEND something here  ... not too familiar with networking but I looked up the spec for computer B and it does also have a Gigabit port ... "Marvell LAN controller, this port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network thru a network hub".

 

So I have x2 Gigabit capable rigs and if I  read Ratty's post correctly I need to add a Gigabit switch + cat6 cable, and if I do that will I get Gigabit transfers accross my network ?

 

 


Yes, if you get a Gigabit switch and the cat6 cables then you will get the Gigabit speeds between the computers.

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done & dusted just ordered a 5 port switch + cat 6 cables on amazon, will post back my network transfer speeds when everything is set-up in the next few days, many thanks Ratty

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@nikev21 wrote:

I have networked x2 Windows 7 computers and I'm getting 10 MB/sec speeds when transferring files between the two rigs. Is this about right or can I improve transfer speeds ?


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the known bug with the hub?

 

And a reboot of the hub clears this for an unknown time?

 

And the latest firmware addresses this issue?

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I'm not using the HH3, so can't really check but according to this article it says theres only 1 GigE port on the back, so I am assuming the other 3 a only 100mb connections.

 

He is saying he is getting 10 megabytes are second, which is 100megabits.

 

Don't think reseting it will help.

 

http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32322/~/what-does-the-gige-port-do-on-my-bt-home-hub-...

 

 

According to the bit converter the fastet he would probably get is 12.5MB, unless he is expecting more out of it.

 

http://www.matisse.net/bitcalc/?input_amount=100&input_units=megabits&notation=legacy

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@nikev21 wrote:

I have networked x2 Windows 7 computers and I'm getting 10 MB/sec speeds when transferring files between the two rigs. Is this about right or can I improve transfer speeds ?


Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the known bug with the hub?

 

And a reboot of the hub clears this for an unknown time?

 

And the latest firmware addresses this issue?


That's why it's better to get a switch, so that it bypasses the hub for the connection from computer to computer.

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