I have an ethernet 10/100 switch. this connection is working properly (to my cablemodem router, so all computers are connected to internet).

I have just bought a Gigabit switch that I am about to use instead of the other. The intented purpose is to be able to share quickly between these computers.

How to check that I am achieving Gigabit speed with my new switch between my Xubuntu / Ubuntu 14.04 computers in the lan?

I am not sharing yet between computers or created and workgroup, as I still need to learn how to do it. This is just information for anyone who will want to help to keep in mind.



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    I've closed this against a question I answered a fair while ago. It still applies for basic speed testing between Ubuntu machines. Just remember that a connection will only go as fast as the slowest component. Both network adaptors need to be gigabit, the switch needs to be gigabit and the cabling needs to be within a hundred meters (usually not an issue) and of good, uninterfered quality.
    – Oli
    Jul 7, 2014 at 12:43
  • Excellent, I found it. askubuntu.com/questions/7976/… thanks.
    – AlexN
    Jul 7, 2014 at 13:01
  • Sorry, I didn't mean to make you hunt. It's linked at the top of your question now.
    – Oli
    Jul 7, 2014 at 13:05


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