I have a desktop and a laptop connected by a network switch. Both have Gigabit network cards. My old (Netgear) Fast Ethernet switch gives equal throughput in both directions for file copying ...
I have a (crappy) home media server with an onboard NVIDIA MCP77 Gigabit LAN chip (under Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid). This is connected to a Virgin Media SuperHub (VMDG480) which contains a gigabit switch via ...