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Raise your hand if you run a Giga network
« on: November 12, 2008, 11:44:39 pm »
I am trying to decide early in the project if it would be worth it to jump to a Giga network, is this kind of transfer speed even necessary? would it make more sense just to stick with 10/100?

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Re: Raise your hand if you run a Giga network
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 11:47:02 pm »
It would speed up your MD network boot time, and if you intend having multiple video streams, esp HD ones running at the same time, then yes it would be a good idea.

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Re: Raise your hand if you run a Giga network
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 01:30:56 am »
not strictly necessary but does not hurt :-) Get a good switch that also can handle the packet rate :-)

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Re: Raise your hand if you run a Giga network
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 02:45:44 am »
what hari said

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Re: Raise your hand if you run a Giga network
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 03:14:32 am »
I run Gigabit network.

You can find equipment that is fairly well priced now.
I am looking in the future of HD and Blueray streams on my setup, which will require higher bandwidth.

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Re: Raise your hand if you run a Giga network
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 04:43:28 am »
people have other than gigabit?
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Re: Raise your hand if you run a Giga network
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 06:23:15 pm »
10/100 here.  The core supports 1G, but my switches and single dedicated MD (old laptop) are all 100M stuff.  I suppose going Gig would let my MD boot faster, but unless/until I go HD I don't think there would be much difference.

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Re: Raise your hand if you run a Giga network
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 02:22:28 pm »
Using gigabit here to as many devices as possible.
In my opinion use at least gigabit to your core/hybrid.
MDs will work on a 100Mbps connection (just little slower boot time).

If you really must use 100Mbps, make sure you get duplex settings correct since it tend to work pretty well but not 100% correct all the time.
With gigabit, duplex settings is part of the standard. It should work and so far I havenĀ“t seen any gigabit connection that have gotten wrong settings when negotiating with a gigabit switch.

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Re: Raise your hand if you run a Giga network
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 07:12:55 pm »
 :)
I have a gigabit network, mostly.

My core has a Broadcom gigabit ethernet adapter it is hooked to a Trendnet http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156211
Gigabit switch. Very inexpensive. Like $38, and newegg free shipping  ;D

My Living Room MD is currently only connected at 100MB, it is a 10/100 onboard nic.
My laptop MD has a Intel gigabit, and boots almost in half the time that the living room MD does.
I intend to add a new Intel gigabit card to the Living Room MD and am scoping this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106006 at also under $40. And I can utilize the slot on my inadequately slotted mobo.

But I am all for Gigabit Networking.

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Re: Raise your hand if you run a Giga network
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 09:28:42 pm »
i use a combination and am slowly upgrading everything to gigabit. It is money well spent getting a decent switch as others suggested.

A question for some though - are you planning to still run cat 5e or upgrade to cat 6?

Similarly what are peoples thoughts on running a dual or quad gigabit nic in the core ?