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Ethernet vs Serial

Hi guys,

I just want to ask how different ethernet connection to serial connection (v.35) in terms of data rate and connection speed. I just found out that after changing my connection to the router from ethernet to serial connection, degrades my connection speed .

jeff

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Re: Ethernet vs Serial

It depends on the speed of the serial line. Ethernet is 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps, serial is typically between 64 Kbps and 2 Mbps.

Kevin Dorrell

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Re: Ethernet vs Serial

Hi Kevin,

How would i know the capability of my serial connection ?

Thanks.

jeff

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Re: Ethernet vs Serial

your serial connection will not be more than 2Mb...unless it's a highSpeedSerial (HSSI).

use the show interface command to view the serial interface. check the bytes in/out rates.

if you can perform a big copy across the link of say 100MB or more, you can view these interface statistics and watch as they increment. eventually, with enough data, they will reach their maximum rate. (unless restricted by other means)

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Re: Ethernet vs Serial

Jeff

show controller serial may give you the clock rate of the interface. If it does not then I am not aware of any reliable way to determine this from the router.

HTH

Rick

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Re: Ethernet vs Serial

Hi guys,

Does clockrate determine the data rate that can pass thru? Im using back to back serial connection and i want this connection to have higher speed. How can i achieve this ?

tnx.

jeff

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Re: Ethernet vs Serial

If you are using back to back that is the command that sets the rate. I do not think there is a default.

It depends on the interface and the router but some of the serial interface can be set to 8m. There are lots of restriction when you set them above 2m so make sure you read the doc for the interface card. I am assuming you are not using cards with build in csu/dsu since I don't think you can set the clock on those.

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Re: Ethernet vs Serial

Hi,

I check the interface and it has up to 8M. I tried changing the clockrate on my DCE and the data rate increases. Its the clockrate then.

tnx.

jeff

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