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Q: Home Network Switch

My understanding of how a switch functions is that it does NOT increase your internet connection speeds but DOES increase the speed of your network locally _ between PC's, BlueRay players, gaming consoles, etc. and the router/ modem.
Can anyone confirm this?

I am asking because I am going to take down my modem and router, re-wire everything, and start over. Some of the equipment is already LAN connected and I want to add some more - thus adding a switch. When I do this I want to change my wireless router to WAP only and no longer use the ports on it.

My goal is to increase the transfer speed within my network and lighten the load on my wireless router to increase speed there. I am not changing NIC cards or ISPs , just rearranging what I have to make it more efficient.

Any tips , pointers, links?

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A: Home Network Switch

A switch Does Not really increase LAN speed. It just gives more ports for connecting devices by ethernet which is usually faster than wireless.

A 1000 MB (gig) switch will only work at 100 MB if the devices it is connected to have only 100 MB ports.

With a switch, all traffic will be going through the port on the madem/router which is probably a 100MB max

Changing a device from connecting using 802.11g wireless to ethernet will increase the transfer speed between that device and others that are connected by ethernet. 54 Mb max versus 100 MB max.

Using the router as a WAP ( bypassing the router/DHCP function) might show an increase in wireless efficiency, if the number of devices connecting with wireless are severely reduced.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/home-network-switch.1092612/
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hey i have a little problen here i need to switch from public network to home and i cant seen to be able to due need help please

A:switch from public network to home

Hello Nancy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to.

Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/160703-switch-public-network-home.html
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A:What Router/Switch for home network and CCNA

First, the top-end stuff would really be neat, but features come at a price, so
most commercial routers are eliminated.

review this post for some ideas.

Personally, I've been using a Netgear 4-port for several years and it's been
a faithful servant

Don't get confused re router vs switch/hub. The router is at the top of the list.
A switch(preferred) or hub can then be attached to the router to make more
connections available.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-router-switch-for-home-network-and-ccna.67304/
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My room is setup like a LAN area, with a desk long enough for 4 pc's, so I have 4 cables running from the switch to the computers.

My router is providing DHCP and has a PS3 and VOIP phone plugged up to it.

Is there anything blaring that would cause the machines not to transfer files at gigabit speeds? Currently they transfer at 10-12mbps, which is normal for a 10/100 connection.

Anything I'm missing?

I can get into a lot of detail, but I need to know what needs to be told.
 

A:Home Network Routing - Using a Switch for file transfers?

Weakest link in the chain prevails.

Code:

ISP=Router--switch-- PC{1+}
|
+--- other device(s)

Consider just devices attached to the router, the slowest Nic {wired or wifi} will control the bandwidth to the device. A PC with a 10/100 adapter dominate data to/from it regardless of the GB Switch. If PC.a and PC.b (both with GB adapters and attached to the switch) copy 'twix each other, you may get much better performance.

Data to/from other devices (attached to the router) will be dominated by the Router LAN port speeds or the devices themselves.

99% of us get no benefit whatsoever from GB routers or Switches as all devices need GB ratings :sigh:
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/home-network-routing-using-a-switch-for-file-transfers.192722/
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A:Segregating vmware web server from home network using cisco 2950 switch

dijitaljedi,
Welcome to TSG.
Your Default Gateway, 192.168.1.1 (linksys e2000) is not seen by your 192.168.0.1 network. As you stated you need a router to route between the networks.

The easy way is to stick with the 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 network, all of your 2950 switch ports are in VLAN 1 by default , so it should plug and play. The devices you want static can be set to the top of the current range 192.168.1.254, 192.168.1.253 and so forth, the DHCP on your router will issue 192.168.1.2, 192.168.1.3...

The hard way http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index

This should be done carefully, as you can turn a perfectly good router into a paper weight.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/segregating-vmware-web-server-from-home-network-using-cisco-2950-switch.1049379/
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A:Setting up a basic home network with 2 Cisco 2600 Routers and switch

we always need nat.

Most of the time the connections look like
Code:

modem----router --- other devices and/or switchs --- still more devices
There are a FEW cases where the modem needs to be set to BRIDGE mode, but
don't go there unless it all fails.

Keep it simple to start with [ modem---router---one system]

see this for testing your ISP connection
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/setting-up-a-basic-home-network-with-2-cisco-2600-routers-and-switch.128589/
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Thank-you,

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A:Windows 7 Network Map Can't Figure Out Why There is a Network Switch

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Shawzborne


Hi,

I am trying to figure out why windows 7 thinks there is a network switch in my home network. I have every computer in the house, setup to the same Workgroup as well as the same Homegroup. Can you please help me figure out why Windows thinks there is a network switch in front of my xbox 360 and one of my desktop computers. I am using DIR655 newest firmware router.

Thank-you,

Shawn



This is a common problem with the network map in Windows 7 and it's nothing to worry about. I have the same router by the way.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/245572-windows-7-network-map-cant-figure-out-why-there-network-switch.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/3-gb-switch-in-xp-home-edition-568171.html
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A:Can't switch users Vista Home 32 bit

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A:Home network set but Win 7 says can't join homegroup, no home network

Just a thought - if running Kaspersky Internet Security (with inbuilt firewall) check that your Internet connection in the settings is set to Home or Private Network vs Public.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/257334-home-network-set-but-win-7-says-cant-join-homegroup-no-home-network.html
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Welcome to TSG!

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-switch-back-to-vista-home-prenium.829529/
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A:XP Home blue screen on user switch

Can you please create a zip file of all the files in the folder C:\Windows\Minidump and attach it to your next reply (More Reply Options > Choose Files).
 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/528311/xp-home-blue-screen-on-user-switch/
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A:Cannot get my computer on the netwoto switch back from Public to Home

Have also noticed my media centre has now stopped working as the computer is not part of the home group anymore

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A:[SOLVED] Short keys to switch user in xp home ?

Turn on Fast User Switching
But it is better if you have them Log Off (Start/Shut Down/Log Off)

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-short-keys-to-switch-user-in-xp-home-529227.html
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A:Home Screen and Desktop switch to each other in a continuous loop

We're you able to resolve this issue?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/515273/home-screen-and-desktop-switch-to-each-other-in-a-continuous-loop/
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Hello,

I have a question, I know switch is better to go and is better than a hub, but the question is, the hub We are using is a 3Com superstack II duel speed hub 500 10/100, would I see a slight or big increase in bandwith between all PCs in the network if I switch the hub out for a Netgear 10/100 or something switch? if so how much? the network is setup like this (basic)

LAN --->Hub--->switch-->router--->firewall --->internet

thank you
 

A:Network Switch vs Hub

How many computer in the network using the hub? How much local traffic (not Internet traffic) is there in the network?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-switch-vs-hub.598294/
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A:can you run one network switch off of another network switch??

Hello,

Yes there will be no problems with linking two switches together . Just use one of the existing switch ports to link in the new switch. Another alternative would be to install a new switch with higher capacity (24-Ports).
Dave

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A:Network Switch ?

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Network switches do not behave this way. Most switches are capable of 1Gb/s or 100Mb/s. If I have 10 computers connected, and only 2 are transmitting to each other, they will enjoy the 1Gb/s or 100Mb/s throughput.

It sounds like you will be connecting multiple devices to a switch. These devices will most likely transmit to each other at 100Mb/s. However, it sounds like your high speed connection is only 256Kb/s.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-switch.949480/
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A:network switch?

To add I just looked in the control panel under Network and there is only this computer but no wireless devices to be found. It is a Vista if that has anything to do with it??
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-switch.764186/
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A:Network switch

You need an Ethernet connected printer or computer if you want them connected directly. For printers, you can use a print server, see this list: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=206

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-switch.784940/
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A:Add Switch into Network

Is it fast or slow blinking?
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/add-switch-into-network.24812/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-switch.983321/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-switch.949322/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-4-pcs-with-a-managed-switch.791446/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/396634-using-computer-network-switch.html
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Hi: You may also want to post your question on the HP Enterprise Business Community Support Forum -- Web and Unmanaged switching & routing section. http://community.hpe.com/t5/Web-and-Unmanaged/bd-p?/switching-v-series-forum#.V1bgVOT2bGg

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/HP-1820-8G-network-switch/td-p/5652552
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A:creation of network using Switch

Hello,

All you need to do is plug in the Network Switch to your Router's LAN Port by using a straight patch network cable, Cat5e or Cat6 would work. Use the same network cable and plug in the Server and the 2 Client PC's to the Switch. Any other network device such as NAS or networked printers can be plugged in the Switch.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/196330-creation-network-using-switch.html
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What is the manufacturer and model number of your homeplugs?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/233021-network-switch-has-priority.html
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A:How to connect two pc using network switch

Hello and welcome to SevenForums.

Either you need a network hub or a single pc-to-pc or pc-to-laptop cross-cable connection. (search a thread somewhere here in forums)

You can play LAN games on a cross-cable connection

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/96763-how-connect-two-pc-using-network-switch.html
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A:Network 4 PCs with a managed switch

You will find some comprehensive tutorials here:

Practically Networked
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-4-pcs-with-a-managed-switch.791119/
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A:Need help choosing a network switch

You should start by grouping what needs to be networked together in the first place. Drawing it out saves a LOT of trouble and pain in figuring out things once you start.

I'll start out with the fact that if you have systems that are sharing data between them, and systems that aren't, its a good idea to keep them apart. Therefore multiple smaller switches are what you should be aiming for. You want a router to deal with routing, that keeps a decent workload off your switches. Connect your router to your modem, and then connect your switches to the router LAN ports. Every switch you connect should be on its first or last LAN port, not the WAN port or you will have to do a lot more configuration to get it working. Connect the computers that do LAN gaming to the same switch, then the computers doing filesharing on another switch. This will shift the traffic workload to your switches, and only go up to the router when you need to get something off the internet or another switch. This also works in the manner that you can use a gigabit switch for what you need it for (really thats only computer to computer file transfers, no home internet connection uses up a 100m/bit connection, and gaming does not justify a need for gigabit transfer rates).

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Network Map Image Below:


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A:Network Switch Problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GradyPreece


Hi,

Can someone please tell me why the Switch is not appearing next to the Xbox 360 and Family-PC like the first two pc's.

Network Map Image Below:


Thanks.


These table's aren't accurate or helpful, mine doesn't understand that I'm connected to 2 different networks at the same time.

The switch is next to those devices, it's just branching out like a family tree (even though it shouldn't be).

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http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/89721-network-switch-problem.html
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A:Unidentified network from switch

Hi from Sevenforums,

You have sticky Dynamic more than likely that is why you only get 1 IP Address.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/332647-unidentified-network-switch.html
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A:Network switch faulty?

yes, a switch can fail just like any other active component. I lost one port on mine but had a vacant slot so I just moved the cable to the vacant position.

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/network-switch-faulty.161455/
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A:W 7 home cannot conect internet and home network even in safe mode

Welcome aboard
 
Can you operate computer normally?
 
Are you running two AV programs (BitDefender and Comodo)?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/518785/w-7-home-cannot-conect-internet-and-home-network-even-in-safe-mode/
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A:MY home computers suddenly sharing over home wireless network

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A:Home Network Problem on Vista Home Basic 32bit.

I can't help but just wondered why you have made another post not long after your first post with exactly the same question ?

http://www.vistax64.com/network-sharing/201692-home-network-problem-vista-home-basic-32bit.html
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A:Can no longer connect to home computer over home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mbh9700


I have a home desktop computer, and a work laptop. Over the years I've changed laptops and home computers, and have always been able to get network sharing working so I can transfer files between them by using \\<hostname>

I've had my current setup for about 6 months now, and have been able to share files. Let's call my home computer "alien" and my work computer "laptop".

A couple of days ago, I found I was not able to connect to alien from laptop, but I could connect the other way. Also, alien can ping laptop, but NOT vice versa. alien has a static IP of 192.168.1.200, and laptop has an IP address of 192.168.1.8 via DHCP.

Any ideas about why laptop cannot ping alien (which would explain why I can't connect to it)?


You may want to disable the antivirus software for testing. With the ping not working it would seem like something is blocking the connection. Do the machines appear in the network folder under network?

Obviously you should make sure that Network Discovery and File and Printer sharing are turned on in the Advanced Sharing settings.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/309141-can-no-longer-connect-home-computer-over-home-network.html
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A:Need A Network Diagram For 3 switch and One Router.

sam_0056 said:



Hi All,

I am working in a small company.Now we need to establish a LAN connection,We have 3 switch (2 normal and 1 UPlink).40 PC and a router which is dirctly connected to the ISP.So for that i need a network diagram.Also i was face a problem that some system shows 10 mbps and other shows 100 mbs.The Auto Detect feature dose not work for some system.

Plz help the same.Click to expand...

In all reality a company with 40 PCs is not a SMALL company lol. Lets start simple. Some of the systems show 10MBPS due to the probability of OLD network cards. I would recommend there to go to compusa or something and just buy a bunch of the 5 dollar cheapies. As far as the network goes, you should really have someone go in and do Cable runs to wall plates. Have a patch panel in place so that all your cabling is in one place, instead of having hubs everywhere.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/need-a-network-diagram-for-3-switch-and-one-router.71584/
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A:Trying to network 4 computers with no internet using switch

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/using-router-as-switch-to-extend-network.1023204/
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A:[SOLVED] Cannot Switch to private network

Hello Rotary_Bunta,

Are you trying to connect via a Wired network or a Wireless one?
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Please have a look at the Network card drivers, make sure they're up to date.
Go to the device manager (Start > Search > "devmgmt.msc" > ENTER) and Maximize the Window, and take a printscreen of that view. highligt the network card.

Also extract an IPCONFIG report and attach it to your next reply:
Go to Start > Search.
Type "cmd" > Rightclick "cmd.exe" > Run as administrator.
Type the following command: ipconfig /all > C:\ipconfig.txt > Hit ENTER.

Also:
Thread is moved to Networking.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f31/solved-cannot-switch-to-private-network-604293.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-switch-requires-password.992406/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-help-with-gigabit-switch-router.1041919/
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A:Network Switch to Handle Multi-Wan?

this looks an awful lot like homework
 

https://hardforum.com/threads/network-switch-to-handle-multi-wan.1898641/
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hi, can anyone tell me the easiest way to create a network between multiple pcs using switch. We have 3 pcs . Currently i m using vista x32 ultimate. Other one also uses vista ultimate x32 and third one is laptop using xp sp1.

plz tell me how to connect them all into network enabling them all to share files and internet access making my vista computer a server.

I have a internet connection in 1 computer (the one that I am using) and I also have a Ethernet switch. I have all the cable ready too. I had to connect them before also but got no success.

I hope some one here might help.

http://www.vistax64.com/network-sharing/226688-creating-network-via-ethernet-switch.html
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Today I bought a Network Peripherals KeyStone 24MG network switch. I'm kind of looking for how to set it up and more information about it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/npi-keystone-24mg-network-switch.1083076/
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Hello friends, I am having a strange problem with my home network.

I have a my HTPC plugged into a 5-port switch along with my Xbox 360, PS3, and U-Verse TV box. Naturally, all 5 ports are being used with line 1 going into my router. There are 3 other computers in my house plugged directly into my router.

My problem is that my network ceases to work whenever I plug in the switch. I am neither able to access the internet or view any other computer on my network for file/printer sharing. Running ipconfig shows that I have no LAN/internet connection. If I unplug the switch and plug in the components individually, then everything works normally.

I have tried 3 different switches but I am getting the same result. It is very inconvenient to have to manually unplug and plug in my various game consoles and TV box in order to enable them to access the internet.

Any ideas?

A:Plugging into a switch disables my entire network

make and model could help , Is it a managed switch ?

I use an 8 port switch and I much prefer the speeds I get with everything plugged into the switch and the switch as the only thing plugged into the router.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/151822-plugging-into-switch-disables-my-entire-network.html
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http://www.home-electro.com/

The question is do I need a router or will just a switch like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817180002

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Hi,

I am trying to understand what are the advantages of having a managed network switch versus an unmanaged network switch ?

Thanks
 

A:managed network switch versus unmanged

Managed switches provide the ability to set up things like VLANs, QoS, ACLs, LAG groups, etc, etc. Higher level managed switches like layer 3 switches provide the ability to route traffic. There are other features that allow better administration of your network such as peering into the switch's ARP table adn examining the state of a port just to name a couple.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/managed-network-switch-versus-unmanged.740629/
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My house is currently wired with cat 6 wire in every room. We had an 8 port 10/100 switch under the stairwell but just upgraded to a gigabit switch. We have a cable modem and a linksys wireless router (10/100) on it is well. It is assigning the IP's on our network. Would I also need to get a gigabit router so that everyone on the network would get gigabit speeds providing they have the appropriate hardware? Sorry for the incoherence of this post, I hope somebody can make some sense of it.