|Just thought I'd add a quick note since your last post came up while I was writing mine:|
Does anyone else here have any experience with 1gigbit lan on 2 pc, do you get these problems or have you seen an improvement in your lan and by how much over a 100mb lan?
I am a network technician. I work in a university. I support a network spanning 4 cities with multiple sites in 2 of those cities. Our core network is 1000 Mbps running on fibre optic backbone. Our dual redundant Nortel Passport 8600 core switches have a 10 GB backplane and all of our Nortel Baystack 5510 and 5520 switches have 1000 Mbps backplanes and offer up 1000 Mbps to the desktop. So yes, I have experience in a 1000 Mbps environment.
We have gone from a 100 Mbps to 1000 Mbps network during my tenure here. I've helped design and test every aspect of the changeover from the old, slower equipment to the new, faster equipment.
There is indeed a noticable improvement. Especially where you have a lot of bandwidth intensive applications running (and we have several databases running at all times with hundreds of users connected at any given moment during the business day).
Again, I'm not sure what issue you're having but if all your equipment in your network is indeed 1000 Mbps capable then you should be running at 1000 Mbps. If you're not, then you have at least one 100 Mbps device (like a switch) in the mix that is limiting your two PC's, or, you're just misreading your transfer data.
Anyhow, run a transfer test, post the amount of data transferred and the time it took. No approximations please, be precise.