On Saturday 16 June 2001 02:03 am, Statux wrote:
> > I've got 2 10Mbps Ethernet cards, one is an ISA card and the other PCI.
> > I use the ISA card as a secondary net device (eth1) which is connected
> > to a cable modem. Given that the cable modem will never saturate a
> > 10Mbps Ethernet card, the ISA/PCI question shouldn't be relevant to
> > networking performance. I chose to use the ISA card because it leaves
> > another PCI slot in my box (i686-based Linux 2.4.x) available for other
> > uses.
> How fast do cable modems run at anyway (I live in the woods.. no service
> here)? I know they don't do the 1.25MB that 10Mbps NICs can do... but I'm
> just curious.
The throughput varies by ISP and cable modem - and by time of day since
you're essentially talking on a party line.
The best throughput I've seen on this 3Com cable modem is 100kbytes/sec.
3Com says (make that "said", since they are out of the business now) that
the device runs up to 3Mbps. So far @Home has not seen fit to let me get
that level of performance.
Thanks for the response.