# Windows Network Connection Speed Property

networkingrouterwindows 7

Consider this rough network drawing:

   +-----------------------------------+
|    Router - DHCP Server           |
|-----------------------------------|
|    Gigabit LAN ports              |
|                                   |
+--------------------+-------+------+
|       |
+-------------------+ |   +---+------+
|   Gigabit Switch  | |   |  PC-1    |
|-------------------| |   |----------|
|                   | |   |  10/100  |
|                   | |   |    NIC   |
+-+---+---+---------+ |   +----------+
|   |   |           |
|   |   +-----------+
|   +----------------+
|                    |
+-+-----------+     +--+-----------+
|    PC-2     |     |    PC-3      |
|-------------|     |--------------|
|             |     |              |
| 10/100/1000 |     |  Unknown     |
|    NIC      |     |     NIC      |
+-------------+     +--------------+


I am currently at PC-2 and my connection status dialog should report 1.0 Gbps, correct?

Is it true that this only tells the part of the "network story"? By this I mean that the speed is judged based only on the connection between my PC and my network gateway (router in my case) that I am configured for?

The connection speed to other nodes in the network would have to be determined independent of this metric, correct?

What if I did not have a Gigabit switch – but a (Megabit?) switch between my PC and the router? This would result in Windows reporting a 100 Mbps connection, correct?