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Slow ethernet via TT router

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Dear TT Community,

 

 

I recently bought a TP-Link gigabit ethernet switch to manage the network I have at home. One of the things I connect is a Raspberry Pi that I use as a NAS server.

 

When I connect the RPi directly to the switch I can get a 30mb/s read & write speed to HDDs. However, when I connect the NAS drives via the TT router, I get 9mb/s.

 

I have the HG633 router.

 

Is there anything obvious that might be throttling the connection? I noticed the TT router only has 100mb ethernet ports so perhaps this is the reason?

 

Thanks,

iW0ker

 

 

Community Team - TT Staff

Hi

 

The HG633 router does have 100mb ports so there will be a slightly lower transfer speed but the overall communication speeds should not be that noticeable.

 

Thanks  

 

Karl. 

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Participant
Thanks for coming back. Generally, browsing the internet & streaming etc works really well. The issue is that on transferring large files to the NAS (100gb+) it's significantly longer when the speed is reduced.
Community Team - TT Staff

Hi iW0ker,

 

Thanks for the update. @KeithFrench - would you be able to offer any advice?

 

Thanks

 

Community Star

Hi @iW0ker 

 

What type of Ethernet cabling are you using between the Pi & this switch, Cat 5, 5e or 6? What speed & duplex is the Pi's network adapter actually running at (not necessarily the same as what it is capable of)?

 

If I understand this correctly, the Pi is controlling multiple HDDs, are mechanical HDDs, SSDs & how do they connect to the Pi, SATA2, 3 etc?

Keith
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Participant
Hi Keith,

Thanks for coming back.

The rPi runs 1 x 500GB WD SSD via USB 3.0, and everything is connected via CAT 5e cables.
On reflection, I think it's the limit of 100mb connections via the TT router.

I assume there is no way to replace this with a GB router (without buying a new one)?

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Keith
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