DSL with different NICs, will it have different results?

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Hi, currently I am using a D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet card with
my SBC/Yahoo DSL broadband connection. I wonder if I change to another
better PCI Ethernet card (say, maybe a 3COM or a Intel Ethernet
card...something like that), will I actually get slightly better
performance for downloading and uploading, and if so, how much
performance gain would I get?? Many thanks! :)


Re: DSL with different NICs, will it have different results?


hotister@hotmail.com wrote:

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Most unlikely, unless your current NIC is ->really strange.

You didn't say what sort of DSL circuit you're buying, but a 6Mb/sec DSL
circuit is still slower than the slowest NIC you're likely to run across.

On the other hand, if your router (and switch) and all the other machines
on your internal network have, for example, 100Mb/s interfaces instead of
10Mb/s, you'll see faster machine-to-machine transfers.

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Bert Hyman    St. Paul, MN    bert@iphouse.com

Re: DSL with different NICs, will it have different results?


Greetings,

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Considering that a Fast Ethernet card operates at 100Mb, and DSL is
usually considerably slower than that, in theory you should not see
the slightest difference by changing NIC's... HOWEVER, it is possible
that you may have a (duplex) misconfiguration (or mismatch) issue in
the network somewhere and that may account for possible poor
performance. Estimating a performance gain with no base values to work
from would be very much guess work.

Cheers...............pk.

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Peter from Auckland.

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