Home network connection speed

  Dervy 14:20 31 Aug 2003
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I have a Realtek RTL8139 NIC in an XP Home machine,a Realtek RTL8029 NIC in a W2K machine and the network runs at only 10 mbs. I need to frequently copy large amounts of data back and forth and need the network to run at 100 mbs.

Can anyone please tell me if this is possible and if so what changes to configs I may need to
do.

Thanks !

  jazzypop 16:00 31 Aug 2003

From what I can see on the Realtek site, the 8029 is only a 10Mb/s card, whereas the 8139 is a 10/100 card.

The network can only operate at the speed of the slowest component, so replacing the 10Mb/s card with a 10/100 one should allow full 100Mb/s (theooretical maximum) speed.

No configuration should be necessary - almost all 100/10 cards are auto-sensing nowadays, i.e. they 'negotiate' the fastest possible speeds, similar to fax machines.

  harry_b 16:02 31 Aug 2003

The 8029 card is a 10mbps nic, you will have to change it to get 100mbps

  Dervy 16:37 31 Aug 2003

Thanks to jazzypop and harry_b, more money I guess but it will be worth a few more quid!!

Cheers

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