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NT4 Workstation as a router

By McKing ·
As the title suggests I have setup a machine with two nics to route between subnets.

I know that packet transfer through the router will be slower than a hardware router but I am getting ridiculously slow speeds.

The nics are Intel Pro 100's running at 100 full duplex.

Throughput between machines on the same subnet is in the region of 80-90mbps, whereas throughput (IP) from one subnet to another drops to between 200kbps - 2mbps.

Any ideas, is this normal and am I expecting too much.

Many thx in advance.

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by dpalsen In reply to NT4 Workstation as a rout ...

I'm going to assume this is between two internal subnets? If you're trying to use it as a router to the internet, your ISP will be determining your speed.

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by McKing In reply to NT4 Workstation as a rout ...

Yes internal subnets.

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by s_pryce In reply to NT4 Workstation as a rout ...

What are you using to say that your 200-2000kps if its crudely determined by the speed a file copies across the "router" it sounds sort of right.
The background tasking of a NT Workstation wasn't really set up for acting as a router.

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