After I installed a 3Com Secure DSL Gateway on the network all filetransfers through FTP upload dropped 60kbs. DHCP is not enabled, so its basicly just a switch. Anyone got some ideas for why this is happening? I have a good margin on the upload connection, it should be able to give me higher speeds.
Switches have no speedloss. It would be that a line went down somewhere inbetween your house and the server, so your request has to take a differnt route, increasing the HOP's, and lowering your transfer rate
So.... contact your ISP? If it's a break in the connection to your house then they are obliged to fix it.
My speed estimates come from file transfers through FTP. A bad node or ISP troubles could explain it. The connection has been tested by 5 different people and they everyone is capped in speed. Strange stuff.
Actually a switch does produce speed loss, and a router does also. Both have to read and compare data being transfered to a registry of known addresses But some routers/gateway will also compare data/packet types against known maliciouse types(hardware firewall). So both do add processing overhead to your connection. But for either type of equipment to cause a 60kb drop is kinda high. so its still more likely to be the other possibilities that Ironass mention. But it could also just be a coincidence since your seeing the drop in an FTP transfer, the other end may just be overtaxed with connections.
This is really cooking my noodle. I disabled all encryption and security just to see if speeds where cut by the extra workeffort but no results. I also noticed I can nolonger access using a regular browser. Its highly unlikely that the FTPserver itself is swamped because I control it :p
I'm not sure if your network is connected to the internet, but if it is, it could be that you may have reached a bandwidth limit and so your speed has been capped off at a slower allowance. I would phone up your ISP if you see need to as they have the resources for this sort of stuff.
Does anyone know a bandwith download/upload benchmark of some sort?
Thank you, but Im not in liberty to use web-based tools..