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Five Ways to Measure Network Speed. The Flow Control setting allows the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit adapter to use its hardware controller versus relying on Windows to manage data flow. Optimizing Network Performance BetaNews: Click the “OK” button, and then close Device Manager. About the Author Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since

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Follow the on-screen prompts to install the new driver, and reboot your computer when prompted. 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.

The Flow Control setting allows the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit adapter to use its hardware controller versus relying on Windows to manage data flow. Download the latest driver for the NetXtreme adapter and save the file to your computer.

How to Optimize Bandwidth on a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit

Open Jetxtreme Explorer, and then click “Computer. Finally, you should disable the “Shutdown Wake-On-Lan” feature, as allowing Windows to manage power features for the Ethernet card can slow performance. Scroll down to and double-click the “Network adapters” header in the Device Manager list.

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Click the “OK” button, and then close Device Manager. In the s and s, Fast Ethernet adapters and netxtrwme capable of file transfers of MB per second were the standard.

Navigate to the Broadcom support website link in Resources. Since that time, Grundy has written many guides to using various applications that are published on numerous how-to nettxtreme tutorial sites.

Accessed 28 December Five Ways to Measure Network Speed. Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might netxtrrme to add the italics to the site name. Optimizing Network Performance BetaNews: Jeff Grundy has been writing computer-related articles and tutorials since Skip to main content.

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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. 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.

Restart the computer and connect to the router or switch as you normally would. Press “Windows-E” to open File Explorer. Enabling the Jumbo Frame allows the card to send and receive much larger blocks of data and reduces CPU usage. Small Business – Chron.

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

Remove the check marks next to the “Allow packst computer to turn off this device to save power” and “Allow this device to wake the computer” options.

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