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10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Cards

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March 29, 2010 8:48:07 AM

Hi guys,

I did have a 'quick' browse for info on this to save me posting and you guys replying but I'm eager to make improvements so apologies.

Question is 'simply' this:
My Virgin 20Mb broadband is connected to my PC via the integrated Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC on my motherboard, which I believe runs at 10/100 Mbps.
I've noticed now that PCI Ethernet cards are available that run at 1000 Mbps, I'm aware that upgrading to one of those can/will increase the speed of data transfer to other PC's on a network but I'm wondering if it can increase broadband download/upload speeds also or would it have no affect what so ever?
I'm a home PC user with a direct internet connection, I'm not having any internet speed issues that I'm aware off, I merely want to get the best speeds I can from my broadband connection.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated and will either save me money or will speed up my net.
Keep up the great work guys.
Be lucky.

Bren
March 29, 2010 8:58:17 AM

you old card10/100 MBbs is more than enough for connecting with broadband 20 MBbs ..
even you get 1000 MBbs Ethernet card it wont show any difference with you broadband
March 29, 2010 11:16:17 AM

guruefx said:
you old card10/100 MBbs is more than enough for connecting with broadband 20 MBbs ..
even you get 1000 MBbs Ethernet card it wont show any difference with you broadband



Thanks for taking the time out to let me know, its very much appreciated pal, saved me a few quid as well.
Have a great week.
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