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

matrix07

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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?)
 

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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?)
Yes you will get a GB connection.
 

Altemose

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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?)
Unless you had a Power PC Mac Mini, it will be a Gigabit connection. All Time Capsules shipped with Gigabit ports.
 

matrix07

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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.
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?
 

Altemose

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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?
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.
 

matrix07

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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.
Thank you for your explanation. I can sleep now. :D
 

Altemose

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Thank you for your explanation. I can sleep now. :D
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.
 

matrix07

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

Cheers,