I'm trying to figure out how to optimize the connection between my home computers.
Both have Intel CT Gigabit PCI-e network adapters using Jumbo packets, etc (both PCs are setup the same). I'm using a standard Netgear 8-port switch.
Is there a specific tool that can check and optimize the connection? Or is there something else I can check in the NIC settings besides Jumbo packets?
Why optimize? I still find a transfer rate of 20-30MB/s (not always but sometimes) is a little on the low end, and sometimes when playing (even non-HD) videos I experience lags. I understand the causes for this can be anything, but I'm still interested in optimizing the LAN connection.
Since both computers have two Intel NICs each, how would teaming them help in any way? Has any one tried that before?