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Getting my gigabit setup!

Last response: in Networking
July 17, 2012 8:04:21 AM

So, I'm trying to get a some-what gigabit connection going with my router and my desktop. I have found and purchased all of the components I seem to need to get it all going. Once it was all plugged in, I still had the same speed as I did before.

Anyone know what's up?

Gigabit Ethernet Switch =

Router =

Motherboard =

I'm using a CAT6 cable to connect the router into switch, and a CAT5e cable (because they are longer) to connect the switch to my desktop.

My average ISP given speed is 10 down and 3 up, I get capped at 1.4Mb/s when I try downloading games off steam. I am trying to increase it so that games and other things download much quicker.

Here's how I have it all hooked up...
Internet-> Modem -> Router -> Gigaswitch -> My desktop

Could it be the modem needing an upgrade? Or maybe I need to configure something on my network card?

Thank you for any help provided!
- xBuggzie

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July 17, 2012 3:39:38 PM

are you downloading at 1.4Mb/s or 1.4MB/s?

1.4MB/s = 11Mb/s
July 17, 2012 6:15:52 PM

Sorry, I meant to type "1.2Mb/s".

Yeah, it use to be 1.4Mb/s before it dropped to 1.2Mb/s.
July 18, 2012 1:01:22 AM

If it helps, my ISP is armstrong and I have the most costly server package. I SEEM to have everything plugged in correctly. The switch tells me that I am getting 1000 Mbps as the light is green and not orange which is a indication that the speed is only 10/100 mbps.

I checked my mobo website and there wasn't any downloads or patches in regards to use gigabit.

As I have previously stated, I believe that I need to configure my network card's settings to allow the gigabit speed to work. I will list what the options are and what they are currently set at. (They may not be the default settings, as I tweaked with it a little bit before.)

ARP Offload: Disabled
Auto Disable Gigabit: Disabled
Energy Efficient Ethernet: Disabled
Flow Control: Disabled
Green Ethernet: Disabled
Interrupt Moderation: Enabled
IPv4 Checksum Offload: Rx & Tx Enabled
Jumbo Frame: 9KB MTU
Large Send Offload v2 (IPv4): Enabled
Large Send Offload v2 (IPv6): Enabled
Network Address: Not Present
NS Offload: Enabled
Priority & VLAN: Priority & VLAN Enabled
Receive Buffers: 510
Receive Side Scaling: Enabled
Shutdown Wake-On-Lan: Enabled
Speed & Duplex: Auto Negotiation
TCP Checksum Offload (IPv4): Rx & Tx Enabled
TCP Checksum Offload (IPv6): Rx & Tx Enabled
Transmit Buffers: 128
UDP Checksum Offload (IPv4): Rx & Tx Enabled
UDP Checksum Offload (IPv6): Rx & Tx Enabled
Wake on Magic Packet: Enabled
Wake on pattern match: Enabled
WOL & Shutdown Link Speed: Not Speed Down

PHEW, that was a lot to type...

Also some more "maybe" important information...
My modem is this:

It MAY be a little outdated...