pci ethernet speed HP G5208uk desktop

  pookie 21:07 PM 03 Sep 12


Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium.

I have downloaded and run SiSoft Sandra to try and find the pci ethernet speed of my desktop ie 10/100 or 10/100/1000. I have also looked on the HP website. Both mention gigabit but both elsewhere only mention 10/100. For example from the HP website product specification:

'Networking LAN: Gigabit 10-Base-GT Technology: Realtek RTL8111DL 10/100 Mbps Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mbps Transmission standards: Gigabit 10-Base-GT Ethernet'

Based on the above is my pci ethernet slot gigabit but the realtek thing is slowing it to 10/100? Do I need to update a realtek driver or anything?

Thank you

  mgmcc 08:40 AM 04 Sep 12

Rather than looking on the HP website, go into the computer's Device Manager ("Start > Run", type devmgmt.msc and click OK), expand the entry for Network Adapters and see how it is described. It should say something like Gigabit Network Connection if that's the case.

To run a Gigabit network, all computers would require gigabit adapters and be connected to a router whose ports are also gigabit. The hardware itself must be gigabit, it isn't something that can be upgraded with drivers.

  pookie 14:31 PM 04 Sep 12

Thank you. It says 'Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller' and is gigabit.


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