# Can a fast internet connection compensate for a slow server?

If the sever is bottlenecking at 100kB/s with a bandwidth of A, would it bottleneck at any higher speed with a bandwidth of 2A? In another words, can a fast internet connection compensate for a slow server to any extent?

• We had this exact problem when 1 Gbps ethernet was first coming out. The server bus was limited to 400 Mbps, so if you had more traffic than that toward the server, a lot of it was dropped, and the server could never send out anywhere near that fast. Things have greatly improved on the hardware side, but software can be a problem, and you see evidence of that on Stack Overflow from time to time, where a programmer wrote something that simply cannot keep up with the network. – Ron Maupin Nov 8 '20 at 15:04
• And even 100M. The ISA bus isn't that fast. (I have a 100/10 ISA card in my collection. No drivers, and NatSemi won't admit to having made it. :-)) – Ricky Nov 9 '20 at 0:23