A rather stupid question about local network (Time Capsule)?

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  1. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    If I connect Mac mini to Time Capsule using Cat 6 cable, will I get Gigabit speed?

    (It should be irrelevant what of mode my Time Capsule is in, what mode my modem is in (bridge or otherwise), isn't it?)
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes you will get a GB connection.
     
  3. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Great to hear! Thank you.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Unless you had a Power PC Mac Mini, it will be a Gigabit connection. All Time Capsules shipped with Gigabit ports.
     
  5. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Even if my modem is very old and may not be Gigabit? Time Capsule is the only one who dictates the local network speed, I guess?
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Locally, yes. Your speed to WAN (Internet) may be affected though. You should ensure that future modems are DOCSIS 3.0 and have a Gigabit port if using cable broadband. DSL modems are incorporating it too now.
     
  7. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thank you for your explanation. I can sleep now. :D
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    No problem. I had someone who installed a brand new server! Cost about 5 grand and did not solve the slow network issues. When I first walked in I found the problem. They were using a $30 consumer router. I replaced it with a Cisco and it runs fine. You'd be amazed what causes poor performance. It is just a matter of finding it.
     
  9. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Indeed. Networking is like a twilight zone for us non-techie. :p

    Cheers,
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    That is why we have a community of people who enjoy helping others out!
     

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