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Is there an advantage to 100MBPS Ethernet?

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This is a networking question, but it has more to do with hardware (so I don't think the question belongs in the networking section).  If one has a network of 5 PCs, all of them 486DXs, would one see a significant improvement in running 100 megabit per second Ethernet versus 10MBPS?  Or would the 486 processors be a bottleneck and therefore it wouldn't matter whether one ran 100MBPS or 10MBPS?
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Your computer have ISA or Vl bus and it speed is only 6MBPS. You need PCI bus with bus mastering to use 100MBPS Ethernet.
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I think 100mbs only available eisa or pci.

I have 486/66 486/100 an p166 and they ALL seem to be improved
with 100mbs cards.  I'm not sure if this is because of the speed
or because we moved from 10mbs coax to 100mbs switches and reduced collisions


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Thank you for your quick reply.  
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