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Windows 7: help setting up gigabit LAN

09 Sep 2011   #1
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 
help setting up gigabit LAN

my family just bought a new wifi router (NETGEAR N300 Wireless Gigabit Router) to replace our old one that kept loosing connections (Linksys Wifi-G, something old like that). everything works well but im having trouble setting up my PC to use its gigabit LAN function. My brother's PC automatically switched from100mb/s to 1gb/s when i plunged the new router in. My dad's work laptop also did this. however, my PC was unable to automatically switch to 1gb/s. i am still at 100mb/s. i have tried swapping ports on the router, restarting my PC, restarting the router, unplugging the CAT6 cable on the back of my PC, looking inside the router's page to see if i could change a setting, and reinstalling my mobo driver. i dont understand why im not getting the 1gb/s speeds seeing as everything says i should. My PC supports it, the router supports it, and the cable supports it.

Does anyone know what i can do to get 1gb/s speed through my network?


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09 Sep 2011   #2
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you ever think maybe your NIC card is only a 10/100? Only thing you can do is update your NIC card.

I have a GIGABYTE network and my card is only 10/100 and I'm very sad
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09 Sep 2011   #3
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I am not sure how your network is wired, but I would try a different cable or move your PC to where one of the other machines are and use the cable there and see if you get Gigabit.
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09 Sep 2011   #4
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

My mobo is an asus 750i SLI (as u can see in my system specs). It has 10/100/1000 capabilities.

Zepher: I might do that later on. Still though, I'd be moving it to my brothers room and using his cat5e cable vs my cat6. I'll give it a try though.
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10 Sep 2011   #5
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

Ok, i just made a new CAT5e cable (same as my brother) and it didnt solve my problem. so i went back to my CAT6 cable.

on a side note - my dad's work laptop is using the same type of CAT6 cable that im using and he is getting 1gb/s speed. both he and my brother are using win XP pro.

i also tried uninstalling Nvidia Network Access Manager to see if that would help but it didnt.

there has to be a setting somewhere that i need to change. maybe a driver?

ive also when into my BOIS and looked for network options or setting, but to no avail.

suggestions? Ideas? anything would be usefull.

Thanks
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10 Sep 2011   #6
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

How is your house wired? Are you running one complete cable from the router to each machine or do you have in-wall wiring with patch cables from the wall to the machines?
Can you use your cable on your brothers machine just so we know that your cable is working 100%, this way we aren't trying to fix the machine when there is a wiring problem.

We have a wall jack downstairs to a wall jack upstairs and if the patch cable downstairs gets pulled then then speed drops to 100mb.
Jack needs to be replaced since it is a little loose .
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10 Sep 2011   #7
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

we have no in-wall wiring for our network. each cable runs from the router to a computer. i just had my dad bring his work laptop in and connect via my CAT6 cable and he had 1gb/s speed. that shows that my cable is working fine and that the problem is within my computer.
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11 Sep 2011   #8
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

i was googling my problem and found this.

Print Page - Not getting Gigabit LAN

the guy there talks about my Motherboard (AUSU P5N-D). does anyone know if this is true or not? right on the box its says it has Giga-lan. ill even post a screen shot showing i am capable of 10/100/1000mb/s speeds.


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13 Sep 2011   #9
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

this thread was getting burried.

do you guys need any other info? i will provide anything needed, just ask.
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