Question about Airport Gigabit speeds in mixed environment.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cowm007, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. cowm007 macrumors regular

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    Quick question for any knowledgeable network people out there. I just want to know what happens if I plug in a 100Mbit device into my Gigabit switch alongside my 1000mbit computers. Is it like wireless LANs where the overall speed is reduced to the slowest device, or will I be able to communicate at gigabit speeds between the gigabit enabled devices? I just got a Vonage device so I would hate to see my throughput degraded because the adapter is not gigabit capable.
     
  2. paduck macrumors 6502

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    Jul 5, 2007
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    The hub should control each device to its maximum speed. For instance, if you have a 100mbit device, it will run at 100mbit. The 1000mbit devices will run at 1000mbit. And the 10mbit cable modem will run at 10mbit.....
     

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