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network card ..... gigabit card ?

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lestat97503

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Joined
Jul 5, 2004
Location
oregon
well, im not haveing any luck finding the info im needing ..... does anyone know .... is a gigabit card the same as a network card ? the gigabit card says 1000mbps switch card ...... my impression is that it is a steroid version of a network card .... but i cannot seem to find the info to tell me for sure. anyone got any experience with em ? thanks.
 

Mr.Guvernment

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Joined
Feb 26, 2003
yes most gigabyte cards are backward comaptible with 10mb/100mb systems - how ever if you are not going to set up a gigabyte lan not much point, and if you are going to go gigbyte make sure you use certified cat 6 cabling or you will have a good amount of loss packets and other negative effects.