Gateway configuration/speed issues?
I have a 2wire Gateway and have subscribed for both Internet and TV. Because the initial WiFi dongle plugged into my desktop computer to pick up a WiFi signal for Internet access didn't work well, yesterday a tech installed an Ethernet cable between the Gateway and my computer.
Because I have a NAS (network accessible server) he was nice enough to set things up so using twisted pairs that breaks out at the Gateway going to Ethernet ports 3 and 4 and split at the other end to plug into my desktop and NAS.
Internet speeds with this arrangement are great. Averaging a tad below 22 mbps on a U-300 package that comes with 18 mbps Internet.
While files on the NAS stream fine over this arrangement, and don't skip like they sometimes did using WiFi, I can't figure out why transferring files between the NAS and my desktop computer are so slow.
To test I used 12 files amounting to 9.89 GB and copied them from my desktop to the NAS using a USB 3 connection. Transfer speed averaged 76 MB a second. Using same files trying to copy using this new Ethernet connection the speed dropped to only 10 MB a second.
Obviously I don't want to switch back and forth between USB 3 and Ethernet every time I move files.
Where I'm confused is why or does the Gateway reduce the speed? I'm under the impression an Ethernet connection using cat 5 cable should max out around 100 MG a second, not 10. Interestingly, taking the NAS off the network and just hard wiring a single Ethernet cable between my desktop computer and NAS the speeds are at least 4 times faster. I'm stumped.