I have a gigabit plan with a local internet provider. I'm using a cat 5e cable to connect to a gigabit router (TL-WR1043ND) or directly to the internet using a pppoe connection.
My network adapter is Intel Ethernet Connection I217-V, I'm using Windows 7 64 bit. I have updated my network card drivers.
My problem is that I can't download with more than 10 MB/s from the internet (same for speedtests)
I created a local ftp using the router and a flash drive / external hdd - max download speed 10 MB/s so I think there's something wrong with my ethernet card.
If I go to Local Area Connection status I can see that the speed is 1.0 Gbps.
However, if I go to properties -> configure -> Link speed I get a strange message saying that 1.0 Gbps is not available.
Am I on the right track? Should I get a new network card or should I investigate further (faulty cable / connection, etc)?