I networked my laptop to my desktop using 10/100 Mbps adapters and a Cat. 5 crossover cable.
I'm using a program from PC magazine called NetPerSec to monitor my transfer speed. The best I can do is 9 Mbps (I was transferring a Drive Image image file...over 600 Meg). Does that indicate a 100Mbps network ?.The LED on my laptop adapter indicates that it is connected to a 100 Mbps network. I'm new to networking but I thought if I installed a 100 Mbps instead of a 10Mbps network that I would see speeds somewhere above 10 Mbps.
Do you need a hub to go above 10 Mbps ?
What range of speeds should I see with a 100 Mbps network?
I would appreciate any help.