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Xi6-A Ethernet speed only 100 mbps?

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Xi6-A Ethernet speed only 100 mbps?

I have my Xi6 Connected to my 100/1000 Netgear switch and I’m only seeing an orange 100MB light with Cat6 cabling. My AppleTV does green 1000MB Speed no problem on same switch. What’s up with the Xi6-A only doing 100MBit?
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@Guido79 wrote:
I have my Xi6 Connected to my 100/1000 Netgear switch and I’m only seeing an orange 100MB light with Cat6 cabling. My AppleTV does green 1000MB Speed no problem on same switch. What’s up with the Xi6-A only doing 100MBit?

at 4k 8-16mb/sec why would it need 1gb ?



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@Rustyben wrote:

@Guido79 wrote:
I have my Xi6 Connected to my 100/1000 Netgear switch and I’m only seeing an orange 100MB light with Cat6 cabling. My AppleTV does green 1000MB Speed no problem on same switch. What’s up with the Xi6-A only doing 100MBit?

at 4k 8-16mb/sec why would it need 1gb ?


@Rustyben , fair question.  My question is not about what's needed, it's about what is expected.  If the maximum speed my Ethernet port can go is 100BASE-T, then it seems to make more sense to go with WiFi which is faster on my network.  For many people (like me), faster is better. 🙂

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@Guido79 wrote:

@Rustyben wrote:

@Guido79 wrote:
I have my Xi6 Connected to my 100/1000 Netgear switch and I’m only seeing an orange 100MB light with Cat6 cabling. My AppleTV does green 1000MB Speed no problem on same switch. What’s up with the Xi6-A only doing 100MBit?

at 4k 8-16mb/sec why would it need 1gb ?


@Rustyben , fair question.  My question is not about what's needed, it's about what is expected.  If the maximum speed my Ethernet port can go is 100BASE-T, then it seems to make more sense to go with WiFi which is faster on my network.  For many people (like me), faster is better. 🙂


routers use their own logic to assign link speeds to each connected device. The speed is determined by type of device and QoS.



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@Guido79 wrote:

@Rustyben wrote:

@Guido79 wrote:
I have my Xi6 Connected to my 100/1000 Netgear switch and I’m only seeing an orange 100MB light with Cat6 cabling. My AppleTV does green 1000MB Speed no problem on same switch. What’s up with the Xi6-A only doing 100MBit?

at 4k 8-16mb/sec why would it need 1gb ?


@Rustyben , fair question.  My question is not about what's needed, it's about what is expected.  If the maximum speed my Ethernet port can go is 100BASE-T, then it seems to make more sense to go with WiFi which is faster on my network.  For many people (like me), faster is better. 🙂


That's not always the case .  If a device requires consistency more than speed (like the Xi6), then I'd much rather have it on a Fast Ethernet connection than on a WiFi network that's subject to dropouts, congestion, and interference. And in fact, yes, I do have an Xi6 that's on ethernet. 

Besides, the previous generation AppleTV HD also has a Fast Ethernet port and it functions just as well over ethernet. 


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Re: Xi6-A Ethernet speed only 100 mbps?

@darkangelic & @Rustyben. Thanks very much for the replies. Everything seems to be working fine.  I appreciate the insights and perspectives. 

 

Cheers!