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Windows 7: Auto-negotiate or Full Duplex

22 May 2013   #1

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Auto-negotiate or Full Duplex

So been reading up on this and I just cannot wrap my head around this and most of the Google searches I see are more related to networks with many servers talking to each other.

My set up is I have computers behind a router. I have 4 connected to a TEG-s8g and I have 2 connected to the router straight in.

Most of the systems are Windows 7 except for two; which are XP with Gb on board LAN.

So I was just wondering is there a difference from auto-negotiate or setting them all to Gb speeds? The only thing I have that is not Gb is my network printer which runs at 100Mb. That printer is also connected to the TEG.

I am having no issues, I am just wondering if setting one or another is detrimental or helpful. I basically want some insight. Thanks

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24 May 2013   #2

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Hi there,

If you're not having any issues, especially transfer rate please do not do anything, leave it alone.
I am having no issues, I am just wondering if setting one or another is detrimental or helpful. I basically want some insight. Thanks
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24 May 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Well I am not going to mess with it, but I was just wondering though. I just like learning 'why' things are the way they are.
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26 May 2013   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Auto-negotiate does as its name on the tin, it talks to the network and pulls in the best configuration.
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