I was wondering what the "Internet Gateway" speed is. I have a rig running XP. It's a P4S8X-X with a cerleron 2.0 GHz. with 2 gigs of RAM. I was using the onboard ethernet port and was getting the following:
Internet Gateway > Properties > Speed - 4.2 Mbps
Local Area Connection > Properties > Speed - 100 Mbps
The webbrowsing and downloads seemed slow compaired to my laptop. I thought if I got a new NIC my internet seed would be faster. So I purchased a TP-Link Gigabit NIC. I dont notice any differance at all surfing the internet. I get:
Internet Gateway > Properties > Speed - 4.2 Mbps (Still)
Local Area Connection > Properties > Speed - 1Gbps
The computer runs smooth, for it's age, opening files and folders. As far as I can tell. No real issues. I mainly use it for transfering over FTP and sharing files on my LAN. I run the standard preventive maintinaces on it regularly. Antivirus, defrag, checkdisk etc
I'm using a Asus router on wired ethernet connection.
Edited by F_Zero45, 06 November 2015 - 12:15 PM.