[lug] transfer rates on 10mb ethernet

Jeffrey B. Siegal jbs at quiotix.com
Tue Nov 9 16:21:38 MST 1999

Calvin Dodge wrote:
> > 8240199 bytes received in 25.2 secs (3.2e+02 Kbytes/sec)
> How fast are the computers in question?  At work the highest speed I've seen on
> our 486-66 (using a WD8003) is about 3-400K/second.

The test I posted a little while ago (at about 720K/sec) was between a 486-100
(with wd8003) and a very, very fast system over 10 megabit ethernet.  Pretty
clearly the 486 is the bottleneck here.  If your system is slower than a
486-100 (and most 486's were), then something like 300-400K seems about right.

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