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The card in my router/server is dying and is in need of replacing. The onboard NIC provided by the motherboard in this box is only 10/100. My question is would ...
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    question about gigabit NICs


    The card in my router/server is dying and is in need of replacing. The onboard NIC provided by the motherboard in this box is only 10/100. My question is would buying two gigabit NICS for each of my computers be a waste or will I see a substantial speed increase between the two computers compared with with 10/100? If not I will just replace the one in my server and leave this box as is. Thanks.

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    For a home network, 100 Mbit is more than enough. And I read Gbit NIC support under Linux is not that mature yet.
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    if all that router/server does is route internet traffic then yes gigabit would be a total waste of money,

    in my network my webserver, my windows 2003 DC have 10/100
    my main pc, my laptop (cause it came with it) and my 900gig file server (digital storage as I do alot of AV is on gigabit,
    my main router is 10base T (my internet connection is only 5megabit so why have a 100megabit card serving a 5megabit connection


    hope this helps

    Luma

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