Belkin N1 slow on Lan

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Yes i know it's Belkin

i bought the N1 as it was the only Adsl2 Modem with 4 gigabit ports and N wireless (i still can't find another)

Connected over ethernet are

2008 Imac (gigabit ethernet)
LaCie 500GB Nas drive (gigabit Ethernet)
PC (Biostar Mobo) (Gigabit Ethernet)
PS3 (10/100 i think)

Transfer to the NAS is about 8.5 Mb/s

(yes i get confused between gigabit and gigabite)

i still think the transfer should be at least 10x faster?

1. does anyone know a solution to this (am i missing a setting?)
2. what would be a better set up (i'e netgear modem with N wireless connected to a 5 port gigabit switch?)
 
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Sounds like either the nas or whatever you are accessing it with is negotiating at 100mb.

Are you sure the cables you are using are cat5e or cat6?
 

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A lot of cheap NAS boxes have pretty poor write speeds but I would expect a bit more than what you're getting.

Not 10x though, but as a max you should see about 40MB/sec.

Check all devices are negotiating a 1000Mbit link (can't you tell this from lights on the router?).

Also have you tried writing to your IMAC/PC from each other to see if it is just the NAS's poor performance?

Oh you could also use something like iperf to test the wirespeed performance of the switch, that would show you at least that it's talking at 1Gbit.
 

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On your Mac go to Applications -> Utilities -> Network Utility

What does it say the connection speed is negotiated at for the wired adapter (eth0 I think).
 
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