I have 2 computers both with 1Gbps ethernet cars (PCI) and are connected to a 1Gbps capable Switch with Cat 5e ethernet cable. Why are file transfers so much slower than 100Mbps let alone 1Gbps. (note I'm not asking about anything to do with the internet) My switch is connected to a router which is at least 100Mps ethernet speed. So would the file go from
one computer -> switch -> router -> switch -> other computer
one computer -> switch -> other computer?