[rescue] throughput of 10Mbit Ethernet - Re: You see a wild SPARCstation 20. What do?

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sat Jan 14 21:41:41 CST 2012

On 14/01/12 10:32 PM, Andrew Jones wrote:
> On 01/14/2012 10:24 PM, Toby Thain wrote:
>> I don't remember it that way. 10B2 could put through at least 3Mbit/sec
>> in a protocol like FTP - unless I am experiencing brain-fade.
>> (I used 10B2 at least through 2004 at home.)
> Real world performance for unswitched 10baseT and 10base2 was determined
> by the node count. Large networks were miserable.

Right - wasn't sure if that was what you were alluding to. :)

Pulled a 50-port 10/100 switch and a 16-port Gigabit switch out of the 
dumpster the other day - both Netgear. So this is what I've begun using 
at home as my machines generally have GbE (Macs). Sure beats crappy wifi.


> I had 10Base2 at home not too many years ago, and yes, performance was
> pretty good. I had three nodes on my network :)
> My "real world" throughput on 10baseT comes from sitting on 100+ port
> hubs. I could hit 1 mbps if I was lucky, when the network was quiet.
> Normal performance was more like 100 kbps.
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