Hello Network Gurus,
I m confused about ethernet communication speed,i.e.
A server with 100mpbs Ethernet card n Few(3) workstations with 10mpbs Ethernet card will cause any degrade in Network performance ?? Or will they be able to communicate and transfer data/packets in any windows platform. Hope u guys will clear my query. See u till next time.
As Jackeen said, your network performance will be degraded from your server's prospective.
When connecting the server to a switch @ 100mb and the workstations @ 10mb, all machines are connected to their full capacity (100 and 10 mb respectively) but the server will be using a small portion of its available bandwith since the bottleneck will be at the workstation.
A simple example would be a 5 lane road with only a few cars using e.g 2 lanes.