From: STeve Andre' (andres_at_msu.edu)
Date: Fri Dec 20 2002 - 13:04:33 EST
The card will actually talk on a 100Mbit network--if it didn't, that would
be plain fraud. But while it can talk at 100Mbit, it can't sustain that
kind of data rate, so will slow down to 16.6Mbit/s maximum. Likely
it will be somewhat slower than that.
A 10Mbit card can run on a network which uses a switch that can
sense the speed of the client talking to it.. Thats pretty common, but
for example I have a 100Mbit only switch near me, which your card
couldn't talk with.
On Friday 20 December 2002 00:00, Andrew Webber wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Dec 2002 10:44:29 -0500, STeve Andre' wrote:
> >A non-Cardbus card can only shovel 16.6Mbit/s due to
> >the 8.33MHz speed at which it runs, passing 16bit data.
> >This is why I've always thought that a card rated at
> >100Mbit/s on a 16bit bus is just a little short of
> >marketing fraud--it will 'talk' at that speed, but
> >can't possibly sustain what you'd think of, looking at
> >the specs.
> So when their site says this:
> Network Data Transfer Rate
> Ethernet: 10Mbps (Half-duplex)
> Ethernet: 20 Mbps (Full-duplex)
> Fast Ethernet: 100Mbps (Half-duplex)
> Fast Ethernet: 200Mbps (Full-duplex)
> they're really saying the data will get from the card to the
> network at 100Mbps but it will get from from the computer to the
> card at only 17Mbps?
> >Still, they are usually faster than 10Mbit cards.
> Would a 10Mbit card even talk to a 100Mbit network? It's been so
> long since I had to deal with that, that I forget (or was it
> something in the hub that took care of it?)
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