Originally posted by: JackMDS
My network (all computers with onboard Giga NIC) was on the switch of a regular Router and yielded about 8MB/sec. local transfer.
I left every thing as is just plugged the computers and the Router to a rock bottom inexpensive Netgear Switch I mange to get about 20MB/sec. LAN transfer.
I left again every thing as is and replaced the D-Link with an Inexpensive Trendnet Giga switch. Now I am mastering 58MB/sec. LAN transfer (that is a real transfer of large files not he short bursts of ipref). :thumbsup:
I don not know whether the specific unit of the Netgear was Bad or that is the performance of all of them.
I basically stop buying Belkin, D-Link, and Netgear. Here and their they might release a good model but most of the time their Hardware quality is random.
Same for new retail.
This was $20 used, so I figured at worst it's $20 "thrown away". Figured it would be a safe bet, and asked the seller about it prior to buying it. Per the seller there were no issues with it.