About the Author Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since Netstress — Network Benchmarking Tool. Small Business – Chron. The Receive Buffers and Transmit Buffers values set buffers sizes to maximum. Warning If your router or switch does not support Gigabit Ethernet connections 1. Make the following changes in the Advanced Properties list:

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Press “Windows-E” to open File Explorer. Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since Small Business – Chron. Scroll down to and double-click the “Network adapters” header in the Device Manager list. The Receive Buffers and Transmit Buffers values set buffers sizes to maximum.

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A router and high-speed Ethernet adapter enables your business to share a broadband Internet connection between multiple computers and share files and printers on the network. To obtain the best network performance from a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit adapter, though, you may have to optimize advanced settings for the card in Windows.

Accessed 28 December Restart the computer and connect to the router or switch as you normally would. Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name.

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Follow the on-screen prompts to install the new driver, and reboot your computer when prompted. Navigate to the Broadcom support website link in Resources.

How to Optimize Bandwidth on a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit |

Make the following changes in the Advanced Properties list: The Flow Control setting allows the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit adapter to use its hardware controller versus relying on Windows to manage data flow. Since that time, Grundy has written many guides to using various applications that are published metxtreme numerous how-to and tutorial sites. Skip to main content.

Optimizing Network Performance BetaNews: Open File Explorer, and then click “Computer.

Click the “OK” button, and then close Device Manager. Download the latest driver for the NetXtreme adapter and save the broadclm to your computer.

How to Optimize Bandwidth on a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit

In the s and s, Fast Ethernet adapters and routers capable of file transfers of MB per second were the standard. About the Author Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since How Fast is Your Network? However, modern network cards like the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit adapter, which comes integrated on many high-end motherboards, are capable of gigabyte, or MB per second, transfer speeds.

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Netstress broadcmo Network Benchmarking Tool. Finally, you should disable the “Shutdown Wake-On-Lan” feature, as allowing Windows to manage power features for the Ethernet card can slow performance.

Five Ways to Measure Network Speed. Enabling the Jumbo Frame allows the card to send and receive much larger blocks of data and reduces CPU usage. Remove the check marks next to the “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” and “Allow this device to wake the computer” options.

Warning If your router or switch does not support Gigabit Ethernet connections 1.