I've got a simple home network comprised of two computers running Win 7 x64. Both are equipped with Gigabit network adapters. Both are connected to the router via CAT6 patch cables. I don't use the wireless capability.
- The internet works fine on both machines.
- When I bypass the router and instead connect both computers together with a crossover cable, I get transfer speeds of 113MBps to 122MBps (that's Mega Bytes not mega bits) from both machines, indicating to me that both Network adapters are working fine and that the TCP/IP protocol is doing it's job. I'm testing this while no other processes like virus scans or internet downloads are taking place.
- Now when connected to the router, one of the computer transfers at that same 113MBps range while the other drops down to 16MBps. Again, this is tested transferring the same file, while no other processes are going on.
I've got the latest Firmware on the router and latest drivers on the NICs.
Can this be explained, resolved or should I RMA the router?