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Dumb question on virtual pc network speeds

  1. #1


    SlickRCBD Guest

    Dumb question on virtual pc network speeds

    My newest computer has a gigabit Ethernet card, but I'm using an old
    Linksys Fast Ethernet router/switch on my home network. This isn't
    really a problem because ONLY the newest computer has a gigabit
    Ethernet card, everything else but the oldest computer have 10/100
    cards.
    However, I have a question about using the virtual network with
    virtual PC. If I send traffic from one virtual machine to another or
    to the host machine, will I get gigabit Ethernet speeds or does it
    actually go through the switch and is thus limited to fast Ethernet?

    Obviously if I try to access another machine on the LAN or the
    internet it goes through the switch, but what about virtual machine to
    virtual machine?

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  2. #2


    Andrew Morton Guest

    Re: Dumb question on virtual pc network speeds

    SlickRCBD wrote:

    > My newest computer has a gigabit Ethernet card, but I'm using an old
    > Linksys Fast Ethernet router/switch on my home network. This isn't
    > really a problem because ONLY the newest computer has a gigabit
    > Ethernet card, everything else but the oldest computer have 10/100
    > cards.
    > However, I have a question about using the virtual network with
    > virtual PC. If I send traffic from one virtual machine to another or
    > to the host machine, will I get gigabit Ethernet speeds or does it
    > actually go through the switch and is thus limited to fast Ethernet?
    >
    > Obviously if I try to access another machine on the LAN or the
    > internet it goes through the switch, but what about virtual machine to
    > virtual machine?
    If you check the hardware inside the virtual PC, does it happen to say it's
    a 10/100 card?

    What speeds did you get when you tested it?

    --
    Andrew



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