Ot: Router configuration
alex_snow at gmx.net
Thu Jun 17 19:01:52 EDT 2004
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a 16-port 100mbps switch can be had for about $25 on ebay. It's worth
it for the performance increase it will give.
On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at
02:34:46PM -0500, Luke Davis wrote:
> The hub is probably doing more damage then the 486. You should get a
> switch--a hub is never preferable, except as a repeter.
> What kind of speeds do you get, when you take the 486 out of the chain as
> a test?
> On Thu, 17 Jun 2004, Steve Holmes wrote:
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> >I have another side question concerning the use of a router.
> >Presently, I have an old 486 I'm using as a linux router. In general,
> >it works well and I have a pretty good firewall running on it but I
> >have one major concern. Speed. I'm wondering if a 486 transfers and
> >forwards packets more slowly than some faster processer? With my
> >cable internet service through Cox, I seem to get a maximum download
> >speed of perhaps 100 to 130 kbps when downloading from
> >ftp.kernel.org. I've heard people with similar services bost of at
> >least doubling these results.
> >My question is then, Would buying a router speed my overall network
> >speeds or am I at the same rate, no matter what? I'm using typical
> >fairly inexpensive 10mbps network cards with standard ethernet cables
> >with RJ45 connecters and an eight port hub connecting everything
> >together. The 486 has, of course, 2 network cards - 1 for the
> >internet and one for the inside local area network.
> >Comments and answers greatly appreciated.
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