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Chapter 22. Troubleshooting Your Network > Testing Network Throughput

Testing Network Throughput

If your network works but works slowly, you may have a problem with your network cabling or hubs. First of all, if you are using 10/100Mbps Ethernet adapters, you'll only get full speed if you your network hub is also 100Mbps capable. If you are using a 10Mbps hub, your network will run at the slower speed. In this case, if you can't live with it, you'll have to update your hub to a 100Mbps or 10/100 dual-speed unit.

If that's not the problem you can diagnose slow network throughput with the Windows Performance monitor tool. The Performance Monitor can display utilization statistics collected from your network card and its drivers. You must first install the Network Monitor Driver to enable the collection of network driver performance statistics. Do this on the most-used computer on your network:


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