Just thought I post this up that somehow my 100MB/s wifi router manage to affect my gigabit switch. All of my ethernet connections are sitting in a row on the one cheap dlink gigabit switch and I’m watching 17GB taking 50 minutes to copy. I was going to wait it out, but finally I just couldn’t and stopped it.
Took off the one 100mb/s router and plugged it straight into the gigabit shaw router hoping that it does a better job at managing the two different speeds; one connection going to the gigabit switch and one connection going to the 100mb 1200AC Wifi Router.
After rebooting the Macbook and re-mounting the cloud, the remaining 8GB took less than a minute.
This is disconcerting… I think my dlink switch is unmanaged… if I remember reading the specs. (edit. went back to check the specs from BestBuy and couldn’t find the words unmanaged).
So there you go… add another reason why your network speed is slow; I thought we left all this old tech behind us, but apparently you get what you pay for ($30), buy an unmanaged switch and you wonder what that is all about, a switch is a switch right? which is better than a hub. I think I am most surprised by my 1200AC router that I thought was a gigabit router that turned out to be just a regular ethernet 100MB/s, but I paid $42 for it (Dlink 1200AC I thought, wow what a deal).
edit: mixing 100mb on Apple’s Airport Extreme also takes the AC router speed from 45MB/s down to 5MB/s. I have a lutron bridge for lutron homekit lights (remote control of my lights) that is a 100mbs device that is causing havoc on my network. Apparently this device was the cause of my router going at 100mbs speeds. It cannot go anywhere on my gigabit line. I’ll give it a try on the shaw modem/router and hopefully it would keep it separate.