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

 

 

 

http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=349

 

 

 

  • 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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  # 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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  # 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.

 

http://www.cablinginstall.com/articles/print/volume-6/issue-9/products-services/premier-products/gigalite-fiber-cables.html

 

http://www.tolly.com/TS/1999/Berk-Tek/GIGAlite%2062.5125-um/TollyTS199100Berk-TekGIGAliteJan99.pdf

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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