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Will 1000mbps lan card on server help?

Last response: in Networking
February 25, 2012 6:33:45 AM

Apologies in advance if this question has been asked before.

I presently have an ubuntu home server that also serves as an the internet gateway.

Every connected device presently is rated at 10/100, and does pretty much everything through the server, be it large amounts of reading/writing data, internet access, media streaming.

Would my network benefit from having a 1000mbps card installed on the server, assuming that 1) I also upgrade the router to handle that speed, and 2) all other devices kept at 10/100.

I'm not too concerned about WAN speed, just looking to reduce bottlenecks within the LAN. Thanks.
February 25, 2012 5:30:28 PM

Your network speed will run at the maximum speed of any device in the path between the two endpoints, whether that is the machine NIC, cables, switches, routers.