[hcs-d] Ethernet speed

Jason Gao jasongao.root at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 02:56:45 EDT 2009

IIRC, all the dorms are wired for gigabit, but FAS IT keeps them at
10Mbit unless someone requests more bandwidth.


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 2:48 AM, Zach Rait <rait at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Maybe I've been living under a rock (or, more likely, only in Lamont), but I
> could have sworn that dorm-room Ethernet was 10Base-T as a result of
> purportedly "inadequate wiring."  Until recently, I had been clocking in at
> a little under 8 Mb/s up/down when plugged in to the jack beside my desk.
> In the past several days, however, my in-room speeds have jumped
> dramatically (see http://www.speedtest.net/result/457545991.png).  Given the
> lack of any news about network infrastructure/speed upgrades, I'm curious
> whether this is just the consequence of some sort of maintenance upgrade for
> Thayer or if faster Ethernet has landed everywhere.  Any reports?
> Zach
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