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Connecting two computers through a switch (maximum speed)

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Currently I have two computers connected through a router.. but when I try transfering files between the two computers I get terrible speeds (5-10 MB/s).

I don't know what the problem is... I have gigabit cards in both computers and the router is rated at 300 mbps..

 

my guess is that it is probably the router... i wanted to make a simple work around without purchasing a new router because ISP has some special settings I can't clone if I bought a new one..

 

my workaround would be this:

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I would get a good 1 gigbit (per port) switch and connect both pcs to the switch as well as the router..

would this work? or would data still go through the router?

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Sounds like the router only has 100mbps ports. 

 

But yes, pick up a gigabit non-managed switch for like $30 and it would solve your problem. 

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To the best of my knowledge when transferring data between the two devices in this scenario the router is irrelevant besides handling DHCP so yes a 1Gbit switch should fix the problem. If all goes well you would see performance in the neighborhood of 115MB/s (125MB/s max theoretical).

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7 hours ago, Windows7ge said:

To the best of my knowledge when transferring data between the two devices in this scenario the router is irrelevant besides handling DHCP so yes a 1Gbit switch should fix the problem. If all goes well you would see performance in the neighborhood of 115MB/s (125MB/s max theoretical).

A fast network swith will probably fix your issues. But networking isn't all when it comes to transferring data. Are you copying from/to an HDD? There are more possible bottlenecks... Check out this LTT video in which they try to do something very similar to what you're describing

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So is the rest probably

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