[rescue] FS: Intel 460T 24-port managed switch

John Francini francini at mac.com
Sun Jun 10 23:52:10 CDT 2007

The interesting question here might be the encryption being used (if 
any).  On my slower Mac laptops, and with the first-generation 
AirPort, there was a discernable (and large) speed difference between 
WEP and clear transmission. From what I understand, the 
encryption/decryption was being done on the host computer instead of 
in hardware on the access card. That would definitely slow things 

Since I live near Phil Stracchino, I'll probably go visit his place 
with one or two of my Mac laptops and see what sort of speeds I see 
doing large data transfers.  I'll probably do this in the next few 
days.  One or the both of us will report back our findings.


At 19:37 -0500 6/10/07, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>  >From: Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net>
>>Date: 2007/06/10 Sun PM 07:05:33 CDT
>>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>>Subject: Re: [rescue] FS: Intel 460T 24-port managed switch
>>Not sure about the Thinkpad 600E specifically, but I've gotten 
>>pretty good performance on a P233 (That's a Pentium "1") laptop 
>>with a wireless card (ZyXEL, IIRC) running Win2K.
>>I'll tinker with it to see what kind of performance I can get later 
>>tonight (noting transfer speed when accessing a large file on local 
>>server) and report back.
>I just downloaded 9055256 bytes in 11.57 seconds, which FTP reported 
>as 782.94 KBytes/sec, or nearly 8 megabits/second on a P233/MMX 
>laptop over 802.11g.
>This was a Win2K laptop with a cardbus card (ZyXEL G-102) accessing 
>a Sun Ultra 10 via command-line built-in FTP...
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John Francini, francini at mac.com

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