Question about Airport Gigabit speeds in mixed environment.

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

  1. cowm007 macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2005
    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

    Jul 5, 2007
    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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