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Hey guys, the mobo i'll be getting will be the P5N32-E sli and it has this function "Dual Gigabit Lan". May i ask what is this actually and how does it imporve performance? Doesit mean 2x the amount of packets going in and out? Thanks.
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post #2 of 15
It means that you have 2 lan ports
last night my bro was uploading with aruzes with one port and connected to me with another playing rainbow six vegas, pretty cool for that
 
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Say your college restricts bandwidth my so much. If you plug both into the college network and bridge the connections you can use twice the bandwith without breaking any rules.
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it means there are 2 1gigabit lan ports. there is no increase in bandwidth as far as i know it just means you can connect to more than one other computer at a time
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Okay. So no increased bandwidth? Or increased bandwidth? Does it mean when i am connected to a server, my usual ping is 100ms, i get 50 ms theoretically? I have a 11Mbps wireless router by Linksys. What do i need to take full advantage of the full bandwidth?
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If I am correct, having a gigabit lan port doesn't get you any more bandwidth unless you have a gigabit router
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If I am correct, having a gigabit lan port doesn't get you any more bandwidth unless you have a gigabit router
and gigabit line and so on!
 
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Okay. So no increased bandwidth? Or increased bandwidth? Does it mean when i am connected to a server, my usual ping is 100ms, i get 50 ms theoretically? I have a 11Mbps wireless router by Linksys. What do i need to take full advantage of the full bandwidth?
No, increased bandwith does not = lower ping. AS you can see, I have a 1024/512 connection, and I ping 13ms to Danish Internet Exchange (DIX.dk), whereas my friend with 8192/512 pings 22ms to it.

Dual Gigabit LAN ports allows for many things... say if your computer were a file server, dual gigabit helps alot. Especially if there's more than 1 person leeching from your computer at a time -- this is called teaming, just like RAID-0

There's also the option of redundancy -- kinda like RAID-1 with harddrives, meaning, if one of the ports/cables fails, it will continue on the other line.
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post #9 of 15
If you plan on using your wireless router by having a wireless PCI card in your computer, the dual Gb LAN connections will mean nothing :-\\
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post #10 of 15
They work together to increase stability.
And when you hover mouse over network connections in the tray it says 200Mb/s instead of 100Mb/s.
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