As per the title of my thread, can I add or combine a Netgear GS105 switch into my existing network of 2 PCs which are currently running at 100MB. (Fast Ethernet)
Both PCs can run at Gigabit Ethernet speeds as the ports support this and I want to take advantage of the much faster speeds.
I have a PlusNet supplied Technicolor router (Technicolour TG582n 4 Port Wireless Router) as well as the Openreach supplied modem (HG612) running a Fibre connection.
All works well on that front.
Am I right in thinking that I plug the router into the switch using a network cable (Uplink port 5) and then plug the PCs network cables into the switch?
Thanks for any advice that any of you can provide.
Yes. Plug and forget, hopefully.
Will pop back and let you know how it goes.
According to the manual, it tells you which lights should be on for Gigabit ethernet etc.
Can I somehow verify if the network is truly running at Gigabit speeds?
Thanks again for all the help - much appreciated.
Copy a movie over it and time it.
Or a big download eg Ubuntu is about 1GB now.
Theoretical speeds can be very inaccurate anyway.
I calculate my backups to ext drive (USB2 not a Network drive) at about 1GB per minute)
So I know if I'm backing up several tens of GBs roughly how long it will take.
(time it after download has finished I mean)
A 1GB file downloads in about 2 minutes.
Then it moves across the network in about 10 seconds or so.
100MB/s - 125MB/s transfer speeds.
Looking good robin_x.
You think so?
Looks pretty good to me. :-)
One of my network patch leads was a bit flaky (the lighst kept going on and off on the switch.)
Replaced with a new one and all is working really well. It really shows how much difference there is between 100MB and 1Gbps speeds.
Thanks robin_x for all your help.
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