[lug] transfer rates on 10mb ethernet

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Tue Nov 9 17:06:55 MST 1999

On Tue, Nov 09, 1999 at 01:31:24PM -0700, Michael J. Hammel wrote:
>8240199 bytes received in 25.2 secs (3.2e+02 Kbytes/sec)
>So what happend to 10Mb/sec?  Is the bottleneck in the cards, in the

Many "old, ISA" cards aren't very efficient.  300 to 400KB/sec is about
the best you can see from them.  Just to be canonical, note that a
10Mbps network can transfer between 1MBps to 1.2MBps (note the difference
between "Mb" and "MB").

You can get the RealTek 10/100 PCI cards for practicly nothing these days,
and they'll give you between 3 to 5MBps.

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