1Gbps LAN Tags: Routers Switch LAN Networking Last response: January 29, 2010 12:33 AM in Networking Share makdak January 28, 2010 8:25:22 AM Hello, i couldnt find anything similar on the first few pages of the forum so i want to ask: I have the following set-up PC | | | SWITCH--------ROUTER | | | PC where my Ethernet cards and my switch support 1Gbps data transfer but my router supports only 100Mbps. What's the transfer rate between my 2 PCs? Do i need a 1Gbps router to have a Gigabit network? More about : 1gbps lan makdak January 28, 2010 10:09:12 AM anyone? Anonymous January 28, 2010 10:46:20 AM It should be around .5 Gbps. Related resources Upgrading to 1gbps network and implementing RAID 1 questions - Forum What does it mean when it says a wired link of 1Gbps ? - Forum 1Gbps network performance issues on Linux server - Forum Setting up a 100man lan ?? - Forum Router LAN speed limits - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer makdak January 28, 2010 11:29:36 AM umm okay, so you mean that my router being a 100Mbps one doesn't limit the transfer speed of my network, do i get that right? Kewlx25 January 29, 2010 12:33:40 AM The easiest analogy is thinking of each port as a water pipe that can move a fixed amount of water. if you have a pipe from comp1 to switch1 that can move 1gbit and a pipe from comp2 to switch1 that can move 1gbit, then the max speed bwteen the two computers is 1gbit. The pipe from switch1 to router1 is 100mbit, so the max speed of 100mbit to the router is split between the two computers. not to say you have 100mbit internet. Network packets are fairly efficient and it's all about weakest links. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumOpenVPN Bridging Degrades LAN Transfer Speed ForumIs the lan cable and cat 6 cable is same? ForumCan only get XP pro to run 100Mbps on Gigabit LAN connection ForumRemote Desktop Slow across LAN ForumNeed help with computer to computer LAN connection speed ForumWhy the speed of lan is not divided ForumSharing internet over college LAN Forumonboard lan (Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC)?? ForumUpdate to gigabit LAN not working ForumPulling DHCP from Cable Modem instead of wireless router ForumNetgear WGR614v6 and McAfee LAN gaming problems ForumCan't get Win XP Pro SP3 to use new PC's LAN hardware ForumLan connection problems ForumSlow LAN speed. WAN speed good ForumLan card is of 1000 mbps speed but it is showing 100mbps More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !