Why does my network connection says 100mbps but in realiy its only 8mbps?

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
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    It means all LAN connections are 100Mbps thats your current bandwidth on your cable/Cat cable.

    But all WAN connections are 8mbps because thats your current bandwidth from ISP.

    So if you was connecting to another computer or NAS drive or printer on your network that is your speed.

    But if you was connecting to another computer or NAS drive outside of your LAN or netflix or yahoo... etc you go at the cable/technology speed you pay for or subscribe to.

  • Adrian
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    100mbps is the connection speed to your router/modem. However, your Internet service speed from your ISP must be around 8mbps.

    Your overall Internet speed will be the slowest of all links/devices you have connected....

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