How to tweak LAN network speed

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Your local area network (LAN) speed can be slowed down by half-duplex transmissions. This type of configuration often causes data packets that transfer over the Internet to smash together. When this occurs, information must be resent and network speed is lowered. Full-duplex configuration enables information to be sent and received on two different paths. For a cleaner, faster transmission, tweak your LAN network by configuring your network adaptor's link speed to use the full-duplex value.

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Things you need

  • Windows 7

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  1. 1

    Visit the manufacturer of your network adaptor and download any recommended updates, if available.

  2. 2

    Click the "Start" button, click "Control Panel" and then type "view network connections" in the search box.

  3. 3

    Click "View network connections" and right-click your network connection.

  4. 4

    Click "Properties," click the "Networking" tab and then click "Configure."

  5. 5

    Click the "Advanced" tab and then click "Link Speed & Duplex" in the "Property" list.

  6. 6

    Click the "100 Mbps Full Duplex" option and then click "OK."

Tips and warnings

  • Install full-duplex hardware to increase the speed of a LAN network.
  • Your network adaptor and Ethernet switch must both be able to communicate at full-duplex speed or connection issues will occur.

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