Originally Posted by lucazorzi
I would like to upgrade my LAN from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, but one of my peripherals (a NSLU2) has only a 10/100 Mbps network card.
The question is: if there is a 100 Mbps peripheral plugged into a gigabit switch, will it slow down the gigabit peripherals connected to the switch?
Thanks in advance,
No it won't. Of course, other devices will only be able to talk to the NSLU2 at 100 Mbps.
Switches work by creating distinct pathways between the ports when needed. If a device on one port is communicating at 1 Gbps with a device on another port, it doesn't matter whether or not there is a device on a third port that is slower.