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Topic # 195193 9-Apr-2016 17:21
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I have two computers for my work,

If my laptop supports Ethernet LAN 10/100MBit does that mean if I was to get fibre 20/200 .. 20Mbps Upload 200 mbps Down

 

or 200/200 

would I not be able to run these speeds on my laptop?

sorry if thats a simple question. and I sound dumb!


 

The laptop is basic maybe 2 years old,

 

just easier around the house at times, ok it says...

 

 

 

  • Network: WLAN 802.11 ac / b / g / n, Fast Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0

So if I had Fibre 200/20 I could only run 100/10 through the laptop? would it still work?

 

 

 

my other question, is can Fibre 100/20 or 200/200 be run from modem to computer with ethernet cable instead of WiFi or is it not set up like that

 

Thanks

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1529143 9-Apr-2016 18:40
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It'll still work, yes. You just won't see the full speed of the connection through your laptop's Ethernet port. You'd see ~100/20Mbps. Regarding the wireless: How long is a piece of string? It's possible, but nowhere near as likely, and in a real use case will probably be worse than the 100Mbps Ethernet port.




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  Reply # 1529150 9-Apr-2016 18:48
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So Fibre Wifi, would run better than Fibre through ethernet cable? I thought it was other way round.. because the ethernet cable is more direct, I just heard running through ethernet connection/cable for video streaming is better, but I don't know the truth about it all

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1529152 9-Apr-2016 18:53
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Ah, this explains your 130/10 cable and 95/10 maximum speedtests.

 

 

 

thats about as fast on the downstream as you could get out of your 100mbit ethernet. the ac wifi potentially could be faster, but i would not recommend it at all considering what your doing - That WILL introduce more jitter to your connection and affect your streaming experience.

 

Absolutely, you should use a Ethernet cable where possible. You cut out all interference and other odd issues you can get over wireless.

 

 

 

If you have USB3 onboard, you could pickup a USB3 to Gbit ethernet cable, a USB2 version will work too although at a very maximum you would likely see 300~400Mbit Due to the limitations of the maximum speed of USB2.

 

 

 

think you might be confused with the question about 20/200 fibre, that would actually be 200/20 (Download/Upload is the order its listed in)





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  Reply # 1529158 9-Apr-2016 19:09
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So if i end up with Spark on Fibre, 100/20 or 200/200 can I run fibre through ethernet cable through my computer and there modem?

 

if so, what cable would I need you suggested from what I can see is I have 1 USB2.0 port and a USB3.0 port its a 

 

Asus F551MA-SX063H 

 

I have a pc also, but tend to use the laptop alot more


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  Reply # 1529166 9-Apr-2016 19:20
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if you go with 100/20 fibre, you will likely see 95/20. 200/200 you will see about 95/95 - i say about as overheads depends on a few things.

 

on a gbit connection you would see about a maximum 100/20 or 200/200 (could be slightly slower depending on a few factors ofcouse)

 

 

 

Somewhat disapointed to see a 100mbit network card on a laptop like that.. its reasonable recent, and they are not a expensive bit to add.

 

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETDLK1312&name=D-Link-DUB-1312-USB3.0-to-Gigabit-Ethernet-Adapter Here is exactly what you would want, simple plug and go.

 

 

 

 

 

The modem Spark provide will have 4 ports on it, Which should fit you fine. A gbit Ethernet switch would be an easy supplement if you need extra ports. 





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  Reply # 1529167 9-Apr-2016 19:25
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Depending on where you're based in Wellington you're welcome to try it on my network which has Wireless AC on a BigPipe 200/200Mbit connection to test it out :)





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  Reply # 1529169 9-Apr-2016 19:29
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michaelmurfy:

 

Depending on where you're based in Wellington you're welcome to try it on my network which has Wireless AC on a BigPipe 200/200Mbit connection to test it out :)

 

 

That would be wise considering the OP is looking at shifting ISPs currently.

 

 

 

Michael would certainly look after you and make sure your all sorted im sure.





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  Reply # 1529171 9-Apr-2016 19:34
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Thanks for all the info hio, you are awesome!

 

so if I went with Spark 100/20 I wouldn't really need the USB3.0 to GBit adapter? but would benefit me greatly if I went with 200/20 or 200/200 to maximize the speed

 

Yeah, I am kind of old school never been a big fan of Wifi apart from convenience 

 

(A gbit Ethernet switch would be an easy supplement if you need extra ports.) what would I need this for? if i needed it?

 

thanks for the link for the usb3.0 to gbit adapter, this is Great! =)

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1529172 9-Apr-2016 19:36
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hio77:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

Depending on where you're based in Wellington you're welcome to try it on my network which has Wireless AC on a BigPipe 200/200Mbit connection to test it out :)

 

 

That would be wise considering the OP is looking at shifting ISPs currently.

 

Michael would certainly look after you and make sure your all sorted im sure.

 

 

In that case it would be very wise. I consider my 200/200 connection quite overkill for my needs and it is more want than need - the traffic graphs speak for themselves:

 

 

Now, that is with 3 people in the house - Netflix streaming at 1080p on the lounge TV (most of the day), me streaming Pandora all day and also doing some pretty intensive server work (if you're looking at this graph at 7:30pm which will live-update every 5min as it is pulled directly from the monitoring server).

 

For the majority of users even 100/20Mbit is plenty quick enough on UFB - any more than that is "quote (from you know who you are) - a dick measuring contest".







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  Reply # 1529174 9-Apr-2016 19:38
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Thanks Michael =),  will be in touch, can I PM you at some stage? I am based in Hutt Valley at the moment 

 

 


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Jamie1990:

 

Thanks for all the info hio, you are awesome!

 

so if I went with Spark 100/20 I wouldn't really need the USB3.0 to GBit adapter? but would benefit me greatly if I went with 200/20 or 200/200 to maximize the speed

 

Yeah, I am kind of old school never been a big fan of Wifi apart from convenience 

 

(A gbit Ethernet switch would be an easy supplement if you need extra ports.) what would I need this for? if i needed it?

 

thanks for the link for the usb3.0 to gbit adapter, this is Great! =)

 

Jamie

 

 

To be honest I don't think you'll need a USB 3.0 adapter - your laptop should do just fine. The option is there if you want to test this as I have a USB 3.0 adapter, Gigabit Ethernet and Wireless AC and am based around Tawa, Wellington. This will give you a benchmark on what to go for. Flick me a PM if you'd like to pop by.





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  Reply # 1529177 9-Apr-2016 19:43
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like what was said in one of your many other threads, start with the 100/20 and see if it does what you want it to do, if it does, cool you haven't really spent any more money. if it doesnt work, then up the plan and test on your desktop, if your desktop is fine but laptop not then you will need a new laptop or a better adapter for it




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  Reply # 1529178 9-Apr-2016 19:45
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So you don't think I would need a USB3.0 adapter even with 200/20 or 200/200,

 

I thought I would need it because my laptop wouldn't give me speeds near 200 down or 200 up, I would get around 95/95? If i was on 200/200 

 

without adapter, no?..

 

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  Reply # 1529179 9-Apr-2016 19:48
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My apologizes, i have confused you a little there.

 

Jamie1990:

 

Thanks for all the info hio, you are awesome!

 

so if I went with Spark 100/20 I wouldn't really need the USB3.0 to GBit adapter? but would benefit me greatly if I went with 200/20 or 200/200 to maximize the speed

 

 

Exactly, and for your workload, i would say 100/20 would be perfect. the adapter was for if you were looking at the 200/200 and wanting to get the full performance out of it Thats all.

 

Jamie1990:

 

Yeah, I am kind of old school never been a big fan of Wifi apart from convenience 

 

 

Thats a great position to take, I love wireless technology Where appropriate but anything that doesn't move has a cable to it.

 

 

 

This gets a little techy, but here is a graph from an audio repeater that sits on my wireless network (it sadly does not support a cable at all) I live in a rural area where the only interference it has is my own. It is connected to an access point all of maybe 10~15 meters away, with line of sight.

 

 

You can see the jitter on the wireless that simply, would not be suited to high data rate streaming.

 

 

 

Jamie1990:

 

(A gbit Ethernet switch would be an easy supplement if you need extra ports.) what would I need this for? if i needed it?

 

 

The switch was purely a suggestion in the case that the 4 ports on the modem would cover you, as i said in my post If you needed the extra ports. Ignore that comment fornow i suspect its irrelevant for you.

 

 





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  Reply # 1529188 9-Apr-2016 19:59
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To top your post here is a device sitting on 2.4GHz WiFi - thankfully it is my only 2.4GHz device (this image will update every 5mins):

 

 

WiFi is terrible but for my current house it is the only real option since rented. This is why I have invested in upgrading all my devices to 5GHz WiFi + adding a decent AP.





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