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Ok so my onboard NIC is a Realtek 8111C and I can get this zonet card locally for $8. Will this work?

Sorry duckie I am not sure if that "IEEE 802.3ad" applies to me or not since I did not clearly describe my needs. Once it is past port forwarding I am screwed in networking
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Ok so my onboard NIC is a Realtek 8111C and I can get this zonet card locally for $8. Will this work?

Sorry duckie I am not sure if that "IEEE 802.3ad" applies to me or not since I did not clearly describe my needs. Once it is past port forwarding I am screwed in networking
What you want to do is simple and won't needed any extra configuring. Just plug them in and you should be good to go.

If I am wrong please let me know. That's how my server is setup and works just fine
    
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post #13 of 19
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Well I got This zonet nic and just plugged it in and hooked them both up to my switch. Right now I have an old 100mb switch (the one I liked will be here in the morning) and I went to pc1 and pc2, started to move a file from pc1 to drive 2 on server and it moved at around 11MB/s...good. Went over to pc2 and started to move a file to drive 3 on server and was getting like 100KB/s..did not work. After doing more research I think I my switch will not work and I am actually looking to team. :x

Will my switch work for teaming?
What are some cheaper GIG nic's with teaming?
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It's unmanaged, so no.
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^ You need a switch that supports 802.1ad in order to setup teaming.
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post #16 of 19
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Well i got it working I do belive. I can get around 150mb/s using the top option, 190mb/s using the second option, and 100mb/s using team (doesnt work I assume). Can't wait to get my giga switch home after work on monday to set it up and do some speed tests.
Can anyone tell me what these options are? Took me hours to find this utility thing and about an hour to get the teaming option to show up.


Here is me going from server to 2 different machines.
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post #17 of 19
Surely by default all transfers will go over 1 NIC, is Windows by default smart enough to seperate sessions over them?

I mean by say a windows shared folder, not FTP where you can specify IP's.
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post #18 of 19
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By defualt it went over 1 nic. When I got the Realtec diagnostic tool it did something that made both work. Before the Realtec it showed 2 active networks and now it shows 1 but they are both being used as you can see . All I have is the Linksys e1000 and Linksys 4124 switch (unmanaged). And ya I am using shared folders.
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post #19 of 19
Ah very nice, I wonder if there's a program that will do the same for non Realtek. For example I have Broadcom and Intel NIC's.
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