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Fibre 250 upgrade

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Hello!

I recently had my Broadband upgraded from Fibre 2 to Fibre 250.

The engineer tested the speed at 308Mbps.

I have a network with two switches both are 10/100Mbps switches.

My desktop which is wired into the network has a RealTek PCIe Family Controller which only allows  a maximum of 100Mbps  or auto negotiation.

If I upgrade the switches to gigabyte switches will it allow my to change to speed on my RealTek PCIe Family Controller or will I have to upgrade the network card as well?

Cheers,

Colin

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Re: Fibre 250 upgrade

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Can you get a model No. for your Ethernet card as the  RealTek PCIe Family Controller  come in several varieties?

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Name: Ethernet
Description: Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller
Physical address (MAC): e0:d5:5e:dd:34:ce
Status: Operational
Maximum transmission unit: 1492
Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 100/100 (Mbps)
DHCP enabled: Yes
DHCP servers: 192.168.1.254
DHCP lease obtained: ‎12 ‎March ‎2022 13:04:49
DHCP lease expires: ‎13 ‎March ‎2022 13:04:49
IPv4 address: 192.168.1.64/24
IPv6 address: 2a00:23c6:c58b:4701:21bf:18f:c7e3:d2a/64, 2a00:23c6:c58b:4701:45b6:7518:9e0d:9cee/128, fe80::21bf:18f:c7e3:d2a%11/64
Default gateway: fe80::c6e5:32ff:fe36:726b%11, 192.168.1.254
DNS servers: fe80::c6e5:32ff:fe36:726b%11, 192.168.1.254, fe80::c6e5:32ff:fe36:726b%11
DNS domain name: home
DNS connection suffix: home
DNS search suffix list: home
Network name: Network 2
Network category: Private
Connectivity (IPv4/IPv6): Connected to Internet

Paul,

Above is all the information on the RealTek PCIe GbE Family Controller.

The Driver is 10.56.119.2022. installed on the 19/01/2022.

Does this help,

Cheers,

Colin

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Re: Fibre 250 upgrade

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That card should be capable of gigabit working (see Realtek PCIe FE / GBE / 2.5G / Gaming Ethernet Family Controller Software - REALTEK )

I suspect that you probably have the more basic Microsoft driver installed as opposed to the proper Realtek one.

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Re: Fibre 250 upgrade

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Colin,

 

As Les has said, that card should be capable enough. I suspected you might have the FE (Fast Ethernet) version which would be limited to 100 MB/s from your first message - hence me asking for the model

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Thank you for the advice, I'll get a couple of gigabyte switches and a better driver.
Cheers,
Colin
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You can get the correct driver from further down the page I posted the link  to earlier