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How's 2Mbps leased line sufficient for 100Mbps ethernet

I know i may sound stupid but still.... How is a leased line of 2 Mbps sufficient for an ethernet connection of 100 Mbps, which is behind it? I mean, how come data coming from an ethernet connection of 100Mbps is able to go out through a leased line of only 2Mbps. Even, if the link is getting used to mere 10% of its capacity i.e 10Mbps, how's 2Mbps link sufficient for it?

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Re: How's 2Mbps leased line sufficient for 100Mbps ethernet

hi hsajwan

if i understand your question, 2 Mbps is not enough.

the problem is that only a very limited type of companies has money and real need for larger internet connections.

just my 0,02 euros

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Re: How's 2Mbps leased line sufficient for 100Mbps ethernet

WAN bandwidth is considerably more expensive than LAN bandwidth, so this is a common situation.

The router queues up any "surplus" data and sends it out the WAN interface as fast as the circuit will allow.

Remember the majority of 100Mb LAN traffic will not be going out the WAN i/f anyway...

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