08-04-2010 07:16 AM
The Q150 that I purchased from an authorized reseller stated it has a gigabit ethernet interface. The product sheet that came in the box and my serial number (when one verifies the item on the Lenovo warranty website) also shows my machine type and product number having a Gigabit ethernet connection (1000mbps). 1000 mbps Data is alot more than 100Mbs data.
Yet it only connects at a speed of 100 (even with the driver and chip update from the Lenovo Support site, dated June 3 2010) in Windows 7. According to Win7 this is an Intel 82550 device. Intel designates the 82550 Ethernet chipset as a FAST ETHERNET device not a GIGABIT ETHERNET device. Either Lenovo does not have the correct drivers listed in their OEM install, or its ACCIDENTALLY misrepresenting its product, unless someone else can provide a different driver. Funny thing though, Linux also recognizes the chipset as Fast Ethernet device. Anyone care to respond?
|Intel® 82550 Fast Ethernet Controller|
08-05-2010 11:01 PM
Hi cerasmuerto, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
Can you be more specific about where the materials say Gigabit (a link or image)? I checked the systems reference sheet for the Q150 and it says 10/100.
08-06-2010 03:46 AM
My only beef is with the ethernet interface description. Here is the description from the warranty website--which I can not register because the USA is not a listed option in the country/region required cell. Yet truth be told I really like this nettop. But one of the key selling points provided to me on the Product description label on the packaging box was the Gigabit interface and to verify it I went to lenovo product warranty lookup webpage. Yet as a HTPC which what I am using it for, the nettop does excel. Runs beautifully with XBMC and a 4g readyboost cache in Win7 and in Ubuntu also. Although to get the HDMI working in Linux Ubuntu was pain in da tookish. But I digress, here is the information you have requested.
My packing slip in the box also illustrates Gigabit Ethernet in the description
|Product: IdeaCentre Q150 4081-4AU [change]|
|Operating system: Windows 7 [change]|
Original description: Intel Atom Processor D510, 2GB, 250GB 5400RPM S-ATA HDD, no diskette drive, NetTop, 512MB nVIDIA Ion, Gigabit ethernet, Windows 7 Professional 32
08-09-2010 07:38 AM
With the tech specifications provided and intel chip 82556 being confirmed as a FastEthernet. I am declaring this issue as solved. It seems there is a product description "anomaly".
Q150 HAS ONLY A 100Meg ethernet connection. For those using this as an htpc and have a gig-e network just feed all of your Q150 htpcs on the same switch so only that specific broadcast domain goes at 100 megs while the rest of your network stays at 1 Gig.