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floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA

Should I get 105Mbps/20Mbps or 50Mbps/10Mbps

My TRENDnet TE100 8-Port 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Switch, the 4 Netgear XAV2001 adapters, Roku 2 XS, and Netgear NTV200 NeoTV Streaming Player all have 100Mbps Ethernet.

Now the 2 desktop PCs, Belkin Wi-Fi dual band N+ Router N750 DB, & Motorola SB6121 have Gigabyte Ethernet ports in them.

The 2 desktop PCs are topping out at 100Mbps on the Netgear XAV2001 adapters because they top out at 100Mbps Ethernet ports.

Now if I was to get on the 105Mbps/20Mbps I would top out at 100Mbps losing 5Mbps on the download. On the other hand I could get the full 20Mbps upload.

Should I get the 105Mbps/20Mbps or just get the 50Mbps/10Mbps???



TheTechGuru

join:2004-03-25
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You have to account for 20% of overhead.

With only a 100mbps LAN you would only see 80mbps max from the 105mbps connection under optimal conditions (like being the only one on the LAN using the internet).

My suggestion, get the 50/10 until you can upgrade your LAN to all gigabit connections.
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egnlsn
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join:2003-09-26
Salt Lake City, UT
reply to floydb1982

50/10 will be plenty.
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TheTechGuru

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reply to floydb1982

Hope this helps shed some light on the reality of real world speeds over different types of LAN's.



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Couriant

join:2012-10-29
Peoria, AZ
reply to TheTechGuru

The ISP should already have factored the overhead. They will said 50Mbps but the modem configuration will have ~55Mbps down and ~11Mbps up.



TheTechGuru

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said by Couriant:

The ISP should already have factored the overhead. They will said 50Mbps but the modem configuration will have ~55Mbps down and ~11Mbps up.

Most cable does overprovision, some don't on the upload though.

Most DSL does not overprovision.
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