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Flint Ironstag

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Dec 1, 2013
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Hi,

The client hasn't ordered a 10GB switch yet, but the mini was specified with the 10GB Ethernet interface. I'd like to verify this capability before the switch arrives. Nothing in system report or network preferences indicates that it is 10GB.

Is there a terminal command for this?
 

bapegg

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Sep 11, 2019
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On the computer, click on "About this Mac" and then click/open "system report. In the system report, click on Network, then click on ethernet. It will show the speed down below. See picture.

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jerwin

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this might work--


On your Mac, choose Apple menu
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> System Preferences, then click Network.

  • In the list at the left, select your Ethernet service.
  • Click Advanced, then click Hardware.
  • Click the Configure pop-up menu, then choose Manually from the pop-up menu.
  • Click the Speed pop-up menu, then choose a speed from the pop-up menu.

so, on my imac, with the cable unplugged, the options are

autoselect, 10 baseT/UTP, 100baseTX, 1000baseT. If your mac mini ethernet port supports 10 GbE, there probably will be additional options.




https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/use-gigabit-ethernet-on-mac-mchlp2779/mac
 

bapegg

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Sep 11, 2019
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Look at the picture I posted earlier, especially inside the black box. My Mini has 1Gb ethernet which is listed as 1000baseT.

If the settings have been left as default (as from factory) then it should be set as automatic in the Settings/Network/Advanced/Hardware. See the link that jerkin posted you need help getting to the settings. Set at automatic should have it at the max speed of your interface, 1000baseT (1GB) for my Mini. If it is set to manual then you can change the settings to your liking. speed can be set at 10baseT, 100baseT, 1000baseT, or 10000baseT. 10000baseT will only show up if you have a 10GB ethernet port.

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Dameatball

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Look at the picture I posted earlier, especially inside the black box. My Mini has 1Gb ethernet which is listed as 1000baseT.

If the settings have been left as default (as from factory) then it should be set as automatic in the Settings/Network/Advanced/Hardware. See the link that jerkin posted you need help getting to the settings. Set at automatic should have it at the max speed of your interface, 1000baseT (1GB) for my Mini. If it is set to manual then you can change the settings to your liking. speed can be set at 10baseT, 100baseT, 1000baseT, or 10000baseT. 10000baseT will only show up if you have a 10GB ethernet port.

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This is the correct answer. You have to change it to 10g on the network interface you’re using. It defaults to 1g if you’re on a 1g switch.
 

madmin

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Jun 14, 2012
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Is there a terminal command for this?

The following terminal command will give you the details of the ethernet card. If necessary you can input that into a search engine for more info:

system_profiler SPEthernetDataType

The following command should give you the speed capability of the primary ethernet card:

system_profiler SPNetworkDataType|awk '{RS=""} /Hardware: Ethernet/'|awk '/Media Subtyp/{print $NF}'

(I've tested these on an iMac running Mojave and a 16" MBP with an ethernet adapter running Catalina)
 
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sportguy84

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Sep 21, 2020
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1) Go to the Apple menu > System Preferences > Network
2) Click on Ethernet > Advanced... > select the 'Hardware' tab
3) Configure: Manually > click on 'Speed' drop down menu


1 Gbps = 1000baseT 2.5 Gbps = 2500base-T 5 Gbps = 5000base-T 10 Gbps = 10Gbase-T

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