Dumb question on virtual pc network speeds

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SlickRCBD

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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Andrew Morton

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?

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Andrew
 

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