I have a netgear prosafe 8 port vpn gigabit firewall and a netgear prosafe gigbit 8 port switch on my home LAN plus a UBEE cable modem. The connectivity of these devices are as follows... UBEE>FIREWALL>SWITCH
I have some devices connected to the firewall and others from the switch. I should metino that the UBEE has switching capabilities also. My problem is two fold. First, i need 1gb/sec speeds beginning from the firewall, through the switch, to every device that supports it. The indicators on the firewall will indicate what ports are running at 1gb/s speeds along with the GUI config. Devices connected along the way will show 1gb/s connections on their network interfaces but i have no way to accurately test this yet.
Second, i have a 30mbit/s connection coming in. Running speedtest.net and the speedtest from my ISP when i am directly plugged into the modem gives me results in accordance with what i am paying for. When i connect to any of my other devices, either the firewall or switch, i get half of the throughput.
I have looked in the firewall and switch confiiguration menus and cannot find anything that would be limiting my speeds. The lights on both my firewall and switch are showing 1gb/s connections whic leads me to believe my cat5 lines are ok, but i have not extensively tested them to make sure otherwise.
Does anyone have tips for me to realize the potential of my network? Thanks for the help