Not Getting gigabit link at my workstation (only 100MB), with gigabit switches - any ideas why?
Posted on 2006-07-06
We just connected our network to new gigabit switches, a Cisco and a Linksys. We also just ran new cat5E patch cables from our old network closet to our new network/server room. When I connect the servers, which are also located in that network/server room, to the gigabit switch, they get a gigabit connection. When I connect my laptop directly into the gigabit switch with a short patch cable, I get a gigabit connection. When I connect from my desk, through the patch cables, I only get 100Mb. The patch cables at my desk is 5' cat5e to the wall, and the patch cable from the old network closet to the new server room is 75' cat5e. I can't vouch for whether the old wiring in the wall is cat5 or cat5e. Is there a length limitation on being able to get gigabit to my desk (i.e. ~95' of patch cable from my desk to the server room is too long), or might the old wiring in the wall be what's blocking the gigabit connection? Any other ideas?
It's not a huge deal for me, but it would be if we had another server located outside the network room that needed gigabit....
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!