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10/100 Network performing at 1.5 to 2.0 megabyte per second - is that below normal?

10/100 Network performing at 1.5 to 2.0 megabyte per second - is that below normal?

This comes out to about 12 to 16 megabit/seond. I've read in forums that people are getting much higher speeds (ie: "40-60 Mb/s" forums.cnet***/5208-7589_102-0.html?threadID=265967). I'm getting my benchmark by having a unmanged 5 port switch connected to a WRT54GS router connect. I'm sending a file from a computer connect to the WRT54GS to another computer that's connect to the unmanaged 5 port switch. Is the linkage of the switch causing this massive overhead? i doubt it. What could explain the slow down? electrical interference?

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Guest [Entry]

"At a full 100Mbit/sec link the max would be roughly 12Mbytes per second. Since you're getting less than that by a factor of 8 I would suggest there is a problem somewhere.

Right now you say your source computer is connected to the router and your target is connected to the switch. I suggest you connect them both to the switch and try it again to eliminate the connection from the switch to the router as a possible problem."