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Topic # 222677 23-Aug-2017 12:31
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Hey guys,




I have a question, I was looking at the advanced setting in my network card and I see there is a setting for something that I know nothing about.  It's Gigabit Lite option.  What is this and what does it do?

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  Reply # 1851208 23-Aug-2017 12:39
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it's buried way down on this spec page




  • Supports Giga Lite (500M) mode



can't find any info on what the advanatages are (presumably either longer cable runs or possibly using less pairs)

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  Reply # 1851233 23-Aug-2017 13:03
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I'm struggling to find the spec at all online..




Interesting to know.

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  Reply # 1851269 23-Aug-2017 13:55
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I found some references to GIGALite being a "Solution" developed by Alcatel prior to the finalization of the original Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3z) back in 1998. It seems the draft standard allowed a maximum run of 220m on what was at the time the standard fibre cabling in most existing installations, and it appears that GIGALite was a new type of fibre developed allowing longer runs.


I'd say it's safe to say it's a completely redundant legacy setting in those drivers :-)









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