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imacken
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Home Hub 5 LAN ports - 1 Gigabit?

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I was under the impression that all the LAN ports on the HH5 were 1Gigabit, yet, I see this on the HH manager screen.

Only 1 is 1Gb/s!

Is this correct?

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Keith_Beddoe
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They are all capable of 1Gb/s, if the connected device and its connecting cable, support that speed.

 

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imacken
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Thanks. All devices and cables are 1Gb/s capable, so why does the graphic show 100Mb/s?

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it will only show a Gb if the device connects at it it can be capable but just not connecting at the speed
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imacken
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Thanks for that.  I messed around with various cables, swapping them, etc. and now everything is at 1Gb/s! I don't really understand that, but nevermind.

In practical terms is there a difference between 100Mb/s and 1Gb/s in the performance of a NAS, for example?

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Keith_Beddoe
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@imacken wrote:

Thanks for that.  I messed around with various cables, swapping them, etc. and now everything is at 1Gb/s! I don't really understand that, but nevermind.

In practical terms is there a difference between 100Mb/s and 1Gb/s in the performance of a NAS, for example?


Sometimes the auto-negotiation arrives at the wrong speed.

 

As far as a NAS is concerned, it depends on the data transfer rate that the NAS is capable of. Most are quite slow in that respect.

Which NAS do you have?

 

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imacken
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WD MyCloud for my sins!  Nothing but hassles, which is why I've been asking about the connection speeds.

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Keith_Beddoe
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The review on this page

http://www.trustedreviews.com/wd-my-cloud-review-setup-performance-verdict-page-2

 

Says

Gigabit Ethernet read speeds hit a stunning 92.4MBps (739.2Mbps) with writes of 71.9MBps (575.2Mbps).

 

So in theory, a 1GB/s physical Ethernet link rate would be best, however I would not rely on the home hub`s internal Ethernet switch if you want a relaiable connection. I would use a separate Ethernet switch to connect any wired devices together, and then connect that switch to a single port on the home hub.

 

That will ensure that the home hub only has to deal wuth the Internet, and any wireless connections, and is less likely to do a random reboot.

 

Also any reboot would not affect wired interconnectivity.

 

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imacken
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Thanks Keith.

Can you recommend a switch?  Looking on Amazon, there seeems to be hundreds starting from a very cheap price!  What should I be looking for?

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imacken
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What about this?

TP-LINK TL-SG1005D V6 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Unmanaged Desktop Switch

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