[ale] OT: ADSL modem bottleneck
bjorn at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Sun Feb 29 09:42:00 EST 2004
On Sat, 28 Feb 2004, Robert Heaven wrote:
> Sometimes, on a 10baseT connection, you can get a stop/start type of
> bottleneck if your 10baseT is operating in half duplex mode. But, that
> usually only manafests itself during interactive periods. For file
> downloads, or large images, you don't normally notice it.
But DSL is only half duplex, so would a half duplex 10BaseT actually slow
> On Sat, 2004-02-28 at 16:39, griffisb at bellsouth.net wrote:
> > > From: Mike Millson <mmillson at meritonlinesystems.com>
> > > My ADSL bandwidth is nominal 256 kbps up and 1.5 Mbps down. The ADSL
> > > modem (Alcatel 1000) has a 10BaseT (10 Mbps) connector that my router is
> > > plugged into. When up/downloading to the Internet, am I safe to assume
> > > that the 10BaseT connection is not the bottleneck since 10 Mbps is so
> > > much greater than the ADSL bandwidth?
> > You are right, The bottleneck would be your aDSL connection, not the 10BaseT Ethernet connection.
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