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    Question Network Speeds

    I just set up a network today between two computers. (NIC to NIC) Both cards are 10/100Mbps and the CAT5 cable supports up to 100Mbps. Is there a way that I can check and see if my network is running at 100Mbps because it seems a bit slow???? If it is not running at 100, and it is running at 10 then is there a setting somewhere that I can change that????
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    Not sure what OS your running but with Win2K you can just put your cursor over the 2 computer icons by the clock and it will tell you.
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    I am using WIN 98 first edition
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    Originally posted by Matt615:
    I am using WIN 98 first edition
    Then check the LEDs on the back of the NICs.

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    Both of the network cards have the 100 light on. I guess that means it is running at 100.
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    Originally posted by Dement:
    Not sure what OS your running but with Win2K you can just put your cursor over the 2 computer icons by the clock and it will tell you.
    If the icon isn't there:
    right click My Network Places | Properties | right click the adapter | Properties | select Show icon in taskbar when connected

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    If the transfer is truly running at 100 Mbps, or even close to that then you should notice it. There should be no doubt about it.

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    Well I found a program that monitors network performance and when I transfered a large file from one hard drive to another it ran at an average of 15Mbps with occasional spikes of up to 25Mbps.
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    Originally posted by Matt615:
    Well I found a program that monitors network performance...
    What app would this be?

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    Originally posted by glc1:
    Originally posted by Matt615:
    Well I found a program that monitors network performance...
    What app would this be?
    Analog X's NetStat Live can do that.

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    Yeah I was using NetStat Live
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