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> Winxp,2000 Built In Lan Driver Or Not?
post Jun 27 2004, 02:54 PM
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I just wanted to ask this question , what do you people think about WinXP's Win2000's LAN drivers ?

Is it better to use the manufacturers specific drivers ?

I'm starting to think about this since I only get 4-6MB/s in my (10MB/s = 100Mbit/s) lan, so I was thinking about, maybe if I would use the lan drivers provided by the network card manufacturer (Planet in my case) it would speed it up to 8-10MB/s ?

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post Jun 27 2004, 06:12 PM
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It usually doesn't make any difference which drivers you use.

Your LAN is shared. The concentrators (hubs / switches) are the choke point. Some hubs only have 1 100mbit (12.5MB/sec) segment and they share it among all ports. Some switches can make this better because the transfer more than 100mbit/sec total ... on different channels.

My transfer rate 6-7mb on my home lan with only 9 PCs ... but on my 200 PC lan at work 3-4mb is not abnormal for transfer between 2 PCs with other things also happening on the lan.

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