I have a 100 Mbit/s router and all devices until recently were connected to it, so I was only getting 100 Mbit/s connections which makes sense.
Now I've disconnected all my devices from the router, added a 1 Gbit/s switch, connected the router and switch, and connected all other devices to that switch. On the switch I have two computers with 1 Gbit/s adapters and two connections which are 100 Mbit/s, one goes to a second router which acts like a hot spot. Why am I getting a 100 Mbit/s connection between computers with 1 Gbit/s adapters?
Shouldn't the router now handle 1 Gbit/s between the two? Is it possible that the switch is detecting the 100 Mbit/s router connected to it and as such throttling the connection?
- Router #1: Asus RT-N12+
- Router #2: TP-Link TL-WR1043ND
- Switch #1: Linksys SE2500
- Both PCs: Intel Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
I've also checked all cables. They are Cat 5e.
To better explain my situation here is my setup:
SOLUTION: The problem was in connectors where not all pins were pushed all the way in.