Category: Tech Tips and Tutorials ( written by bignotch on Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 3:43 am )
Are you having trouble with your internet speeds in your dorm hall? Are they ridiculously slow? Does it seem that other people in your hall have blazing fast internet for some reason? Well here I’m going to explain why the internet speed in your dorm room is so slow and how you can fix it.
Most college campuses require that your computer ethernet settings are changed from Half-Duplex to Full-Duplex. However, for some reason, most college campuses don’t seem to make this clear to the residence of their halls. And most computers seem to be set to Half-Duplex by default. I personally spent the first month of my college experience with sluggish speeds until I decided to look into it further. So that bottom line is that you need to change your ethernet settings to FULL-DUPLEX in order to get the maximum speed possible in your dorm room. Here is how you do it.
1.) Go to your System Peferences
2.) Click the “Network” under the Internet & Network section
3.) Select “Ethernet” on the left-hand menu and then click the “advanced” button
4.)Click the Ethernet Tab, then set the duplex to Full-Duplex
5.) Hit the “OK” button. Then Click the “Apply” button and close System Preferences.
1.) Click the Start Button and right click on Computer. Then click on Manage and click on Continue in the User Access Window.
2.) In the Computer Management window click on Device Manager. Click on the plus sign (+) beside Network adapters to expand the selection and then right-click on your Ethernet card (usually it is the Gigabit Network Connection). Select Properties in the drop-down menu.
3.) In the Network Connection Properties window select the Advanced tab. In the Property box, select Link Speed & Duplex. In the Value drop-down list select 10 Mbps Full Duplex. Click OK. This completes the procedure for Windows.