Please help with NIC speed
Posted on 2002-05-23
I am a teacher at a small school. I have set up a network using Windows NT 4 on the server and various OS's on the workstations. I can't network at 100mbs but must cut the speed down to 10mbs. Even with good cards (upgraded Dell NIC with Win XP) I just get a blinking light on the NIC if my cat5 run is over 75ft. It works great with the lower speed.
Could it be my low end Netgear hub and router?. What hardware do you recommend to upgrade? Also, is the increased speed that much of a benefit if I'm not working with lots of graphics - just the internet?