NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
5-22 Fine-Tuning Your Network
v2.1, July 2007
Next, consider the throughput of your network devices. Where possible, make the heaviest-traffic
connections using higher-speed technologies, with no lower-speed bottlenecks in the path.
Figure 5-11 shows an example network using multiple networking technologies. In this network,
the two PCs with gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet adapters have a gigabit connection through the
GS605 switch to the storage server. This connection should allow for extremely fast backups or
quick access to large files on the server. The PC connected through a pair of Powerline HD
adapters is limited to the 200 Mbps speed of the Powerline HD connection. Although any of the
links in this example would be sufficient for high-traffic applications such as streaming HD video,
the use of older devices such as 10 Mbps Ethernet or 802.11b wireless would create a significant
Figure 5-11
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