Lan Speed

  sbratton 15 Mar 11
Locked

Issue
I've got an issue with my internal lan, I can't get speeds faster than about 10Mbps for transferring large files across my internal network.


Setup
BTHH v1.0 as router and DHCP server.
Connected to Baystack 450 10/100 Switch set to 100Mbps full duplex on all 24 ports.
Then to several PC's a Sony TV, Mythbuntu box, BTvision box (not via switch -uses 2nd port on BTHH)
Wifi to 2 laptops. (not via switch)
Cat6 cabling throughout the house.
LAN cards are all 10/100 or Gigabit.


Measurement
Physically timed a large file 2GB from 1 windows PC to another. getting 8Mbps transfer rate. Similar for Linux to windows transfer (SMB server).


Questions
1. What rate should I expect ?
2. What are the likely bottlenecks ?
3. What tools can I use on windows /Linux to correctly measure LAN speed?
4. What process should I go through to determine the root cause?


The issue originally arose because I can't get smooth playback on MythTV Frontend to Backend setup. So I started digging and found LAN speed is limited.

Thanks in advance.
Steven

  Thalmus 18 Mar 11

If you've manually set the speed and duplex on your ports on the switch then you'll need to manually set the speed and duplex on all the network devices attached to it.

Alternatively turn on Auto-negotiation on the switch.

Advertisement

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Windows 10 Home vs Windows 10 Pro comparison: Here are the extra features you get in the Pro version

Why Formula-e needs to go faster

How Instagram spots trends

How to use Apple Music in the UK: Complete guide to Apple Music's features

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message