A: If you open Network Connections within the Windows XP virtual machine (VM) and double-click the Local Area Connection, the properties open and show you a speed of 100.0 Mbps, as the screen shot below shows.
Itâ€™s important to remember that this is a VM, and it sees emulated hardware. In this case, Windows Virtual PC provides an emulated Intel 21140 Ethernet device that runs at 100Mbps, so thatâ€™s the speed that is always seen, regardless of the true speed of the connected physical NIC. It is important to note, however, that this 100Mbps is just a label. In reality, the virtual NIC operates at whatever speed the true physical NIC is capable of.
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