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Router 100base\1000base question


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I have a question I think I know the answer to but I need someone to confirm that I'm right.

Here goes.

Virgin media have put my speed up to 120mbs. My NIC is currently set at 100mbs Full Duplex. My D-Link 615 has the Virgin Media Superhub connected (with the built in router disabled, as the Superhub has no WakeOnLAN option).

The specification for the D-Link 615 states it has a 100base

http://reviews.cnet.com/routers/d-link-dir-615/4507-3319_7-32435592.html

When I changed the NIC to 1.0Gbs the link says disabled. Is that because my router can only go up to 100mbs? and if I wanted to achieve the 120mbs I would need to disconnect the router and enable routering on the Virgin Superhub?

Thanks in advance for the input.

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Exactly. You would need to replace your router with one that has gigabit (1000BT) ports, or use the Virgin Superhub (which has a gigabit ethernet switch according to it's specs). Your NIC should be a gigabit model if it is showing you the option to set it to 1000.

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Thanks hitman, thought as much :)

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I have a follow on question

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No because the superhub doesn't pass those packets to the LAN which is why you wanted the other router in the first place.

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I am not too sure about "real" internet...here in Aust we only get ADSL =(

 

If you say your net is 120mpbs...do you actually get that? I mean 100mbps on the LAN will actually connect at 100mbps. Look at your modem and make sure it connects at >100mbps.

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No because the superhub doesn't pass those packets to the LAN which is why you wanted the other router in the first place.

 

Makes sense, I was just hoping there would be some workaround.    

 

thanks for the input. 

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I worked through the issue and found a workaround for those interested! 

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Up-to-120Mb-Speed/Wake-on-Lan-for-SuperHub-2/td-p/1874560

 

In short I turned the old router into an access point, enable the web gui so now I can just access the gui from the internet and manually wake the PC. Not as elegant as using a true WOL Internet magic packet, but it did save me from having to buy a new router! 

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