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GIGABIT ETHERNET

I was advised that gigabit oer Ethernet will only send and receive data at 500Mb/s and the overall transfer rate of sending and receiving is 1000Mb/s. Where can I confirm the above info. is correct ?

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VIP Purple

Re: GIGABIT ETHERNET

Hello,

there is an interesting article at the link below, which talks about throughput for Gigabit Ethernet. It appears that, taking Ethernet framing and protocol stack overhead into consideration, a thoughtput of 225-240Mbytes (in bits that would be x 8) can be achieved. But in order to get (almost) wire speed, that is, 1000Mbit in each direction, a 2Ghz CPU is necessary...

Check the link, and scroll down to 'Tech Tips':

http://www.dssnetworks.com/v3/TechBlast.asp?Issue=01_03_2003

HTH,

GP

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