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Offline mbaldw

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Networking Slowdown
« on: Oct 28, 2008, 03:23 AM »

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Re: Networking Slowdown
« Reply #1 on: Oct 28, 2008, 02:30 PM »
How are the port speeds set on the router and PC's?  If set to auto negotiate then try setting them manually.

I have heard of this happening but it was some time ago....I will have a think and get back to you.

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Re: Networking Slowdown
« Reply #2 on: Oct 28, 2008, 03:15 PM »
Hi Buff,

thanks for your help with this.   The PC's port is set to "Auto Detect", but the other options are either "Auto-negotiate 1000 Mbps" or for 10 or 100 Mbps (options for full and half duplex for both).   I presume that the router is also set on auto detect, but I can't find any setting in the config panel to check or alter this.   A bit more searching this afternoon has made me think that most router/switches have a default auto negotiation setting that adjusts the speed of the network to cater for the slowest component.   Assuming this is true, and that I'm unable to alter it, I'm hoping my new printer (Epson B40W) might solve the issue, because the wireless facility is N-compatable and accepts WPA2-AES encryption.   My hope is that I can hook it up wirelessly to the network and forget about the unfortunate impact hard-wiring it to the router would have on the network's speed.

Cheers,
Marc.