Ethernet traffic speed
Posted on 2010-11-13
I have a question that I think a lot of people don't think about and even some high level cisco experts won't know the answer. It's not something one would always think about.
My question is in regards to Ethernet speed. If I have site A and Site B are connected by a Meto Ethernet Circit that has a 1GB CIR, and a computer with a gigabit NIC at Site A sends traffic to a server with a gigabit NIC at Site B, would traffic actually go at a gigabit speed?
Also switches of the PC at SiteA and the Server at SiteB are directly connected to the ISP's NTE switch.
I find it odd that i have this setup at one of the offices yet if I monitor the switchport of SiteA that connects to the NTE using solarwinds, I only see it peak at avg 8-14mb. There's never a bandwidth issue, but I would think if the PC connects to the Server, it would go at wire rate or near it.