2 months ago
I have a setup where I have a laptop and desktop PC that are connected via a router(d link dsl 2750u) and two cat 5e ethernet patch cables. Now I am able to access shared files on both PCs as they are supposed to however the data transfer speeds are not making sense. My laptop has the Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Ethernet driver which I think is the Fast Ethernet type which supports upto 100 Mbps and my Desktop PC has a Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller which has a gigabit Ethernet speeds. Whenever I try to send files between these two PCs either from the desktop to the laptop or the other way around my maximum transfer speed as shown by windows file explorer dialog box saturates at around 10 mbps. Based on what I know I think it should go at least upto 100 mbps but for some reason it gets capped at 10 mbps. Is there any way I can fix this issue?