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Will devices with 100Mb wired network speeds slow down wired 1Gb routers

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If I have a 1Gb router and PCs and install a 100Mb Printer (all devices wired) will the network slow down to 100Mb between the PCs?
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    The speed is dictated by the slowest device that's communicating. If the router supports 1gig transfer rates and both pc's have gig nics installed, you'll be transferring at 1 gig.
  2. mitchflossin said:
    The speed is dictated by the slowest device that's communicating. If the router supports 1gig transfer rates and both pc's have gig nics installed, you'll be transferring at 1 gig.

    Thanks! I linked all the PCs with 1 Gig nics to the router and then bought a 1 Gig switch to connect the downstream for my 100Mb printer and another 100Mb PC. As far as I can tell I have a 1 Gig network except for that one section.
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  4. wirelesswannabe said:
    Thanks! I linked all the PCs with 1 Gig nics to the router and then bought a 1 Gig switch to connect the downstream for my 100Mb printer and another 100Mb PC. As far as I can tell I have a 1 Gig network except for that one section.


    Awesome! Glad you got it working!
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