Could be possible.
What I will do later is plug my gbit switch into the router and only connect devices to the switch using rj45 cables. Would this give us an idea if it is the cat5e cabling?
Is the Gigabit switch you mention the Netgear one, if so as that exhibited similar problems Cat 6 cabling could well be needed.
Gigabit is a bit unpredictable in so much as some people get away with Cat5e, whilst others need Cat6. You might expect that to be the case with perhaps longer cable runs needing Cat6 & the shorter ones can get away with Cat5e. However, more & more I am seeing cases with the hub where Cat6 resolves all sorts of weird problems. This is not a criticism aimed at the hub, as Cat6 is the specified cable type for Gigabit.
Sorry mate the switch I’m going to use is the tplink which has a 1000 mbps on it. Like I say I’m not even going to connect using cat5e but only the rj45 cables.
RJ45 is the specification of the connector only, not the cable type. Both Cat5e & Cat6 use RJ45 connectors.
Got u mate. The cables I will use are the ones supplied with the 2 routers I currently have.
Don't rely on them being Cat6 just because they were supplied with the router, always best to check first.
A very quick guide I found on the net, not the official spec, but makes sensible reading:-
Well this is weird. Got up this morning and checked the upload speeds and they have returned to 18mbps. It’s weird because I haven’t changed anything to my network or switch etc.
My wired connection speeds are: 73.60 mbps download and 18.34 mbps upload.
wireless is: 70mbps download and 18.70 mbps upload.
As I have said this has happened before and it has corrected itself as this appears to have done. Both have happened on a Sunday..coincidentally.
i will monitor over the next few days and see how it goes.
I have been monitoring the speeds all week and they have been great. So once again I am happy.
My only worry is that it re occurs later seeing as nothing has been changed on my side and also it's weird how it seems to rectify itself on a Sunday as this is the second time it’s happened.
Anyway a big thanks to Michelle and Keith for your help.