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Full or Half Duplex? on Intel Pro 100 networkcard


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#1 catics1

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 03:28 PM

hi dudes,

What is better? full or half duplex setting for a network card.

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#2 AndyFair

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 04:38 PM

Full duplex is obviously better - it means that the network card can transmit and receive at the same time.
However, it is dependent on the other network cards/hubs/routers etc. also being capable of full duplex.

If you can, I would set the card to auto-detect - that way, you can always be sure that the card will set at a speed that can communicate with whatever it's attached to.

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#3 Jerry Atrik

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 06:10 PM

that particular netcard defaults to 1/2 duplex
i set mine to full and have had no problems. i also havent seen any significant change in performance

#4 CyberGenX

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 03:38 AM

Full Duplex gets better performance on 100Mbps Switching HUBs. On regular 10/100 non-switching HUBs it isn't all that great.




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