For residential users, 100 Mbps wired Ethernet ports were more than adequate in the beginning of the year when speeds topped out at 30 Mbps or even later in the year at 60 Mbps.
Windows XP Service Pack 2 causes a memory leak with applications that use the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC).
This can be seen by using Task Manager to watch the allocation of GDI objects by the application when child windows are created and destroyed.
Which as I mentioned above, would likely max out at around 90 Mbps in real-world bandwidth.
The other confusing aspect is that 100 Mbps Ethernet is called “Fast Ethernet.” It would seem that “fast” would be adequate, right?
Newer wireless routers can support wireless throughputs of up to 450 Mbps, which when combined with a gigabit Ethernet port to the Internet, should allow use of all the bandwidth provided by today’s high speed cable Internet service, even up to 200 Mbps.
If you have questions about your Internet speed or the best router to purchase for your needs, please feel free to use my new Question & Answer section of my web site.It would seem the simple answer would be to buy a newer wireless router that supports higher bandwidths.While that answer is true, this brings up the second bottleneck.In the area I live, Charter Communications is the cable Internet provider.At the beginning of the year, Charter publicized an increase in standard residential service bandwidth from 30 to 60 Mbps with no increase in price. Then sometime in the summer, they quietly increased the residential bandwidth to 100 Mbps! Just a few years ago 100 Mbps was an expensive option reserved only for businesses that were willing to shell out for it.Note that the version is consistent accross all Toolbox tools and thus all are listed here.