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    How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

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      Question How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

      Hello!
      I have a question to ask,
      One which i have been trying to figure out for ages.
      If you are connected to your router through ethernet (100mbps)
      Will you be limited to 12.5mbs download speed?
      Like for example, If i got 24mbs internet speed, Would i only be able to use 12.5mb of it due to the cable's maximum transfer speed..

      Thanks Alot!
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      Re: How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

      Why do you think ethernet only supports 15Mbs? Ethernet supports higher speeds than that hence why there are now 1Gb ethernet cards available.

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      Re: How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

      Yea, thats Gigabit ethernet.. But it is not found in the sky or bt homehub routers.. As far as i know, they still use 100mbps ethernet ports unfortunatly

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      Re: How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

      Sky's router are 100Mbps but that's between devices so why would you only get half of your connection speed? There are people here connected at 20Mbps and getting 2MB/sec throughput
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      Re: How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

      Quote Originally Posted by UK_Legend View Post
      Yea, thats Gigabit ethernet.. But it is not found in the sky or bt homehub routers.. As far as i know, they still use 100mbps ethernet ports unfortunatly
      ...which is 5 times the maximum Sky connection speed, so you won't be slowed down unless several ethernet connections are being used at the same time. None of the numbers in your posts make sense.

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      Re: How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

      Im sorry, i dont understand the numbers exactly.
      Put it this way simpiler..
      If i had 24mb download speed, and had 1 device connected via ethernet to my router, Would i get all 24mb's of my internet speed through that cable?
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      Re: How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

      Quote Originally Posted by UK_Legend View Post
      Im sorry, i dont understand the numbers exactly.
      Put it this way simpiler..
      If i had 24mb download speed, and had 1 device connected via ethernet to my router, Would i get all 24mb's of my internet speed through that cable?
      Thanks
      Also,Remember that 100mbps is NOT 100 mbs
      As far as i know, there is a difference between megabits and megabytes, and apparently 100megabits per second is about 12.5 megabytes per second..

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      Re: How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

      Sky's maximum connection speed is 20Mbps (Megabits per second). Sky Router's maximum transfer speed is 100Mbps (Megabits per second) so the router is 5 times faster than the maximum speed you can connect to the Internet at
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      Re: How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

      Ok thanks for verifying that..
      I always get the megabits and megabytes mixed up, Its confusing stuff..

      Was just wanting to know that i would get my full 40mbs download speed after Fibre optics is installed, and thought that i might of needed Gigabit ethernet to acheive this.
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      Re: How can full speed be acheived if ethernet only supports 15mbs..?

      Broadband is always measured in megabits (Mbps)
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