What speeds do you get at >> SamKnows << with a direct connection using a Cat 5E or better ethernet cable between the Hub in Router Mode and a 1Gbs capable Pc/Mac/Chromebook and no other devices connected ?
Then immediately after …
Can you Login to the Hub Settings and navigate to the Connected Devices page - what is the reported 'connection speed’ for the ethernet cable connected device you used for the speed test ?
@jaclemI've had a look and yes, it's a 100 Mbps ethernet port. Seems slightly strange to me that it's got a faster wireless adapter, no? It's a HP laptop.
Not really - the speeds of wireless and etherent ports were different standards from very different years, and sticking in an economy 100 Mbps port helps the maker keep the cost of a laptop down, but wifi speeds are set by 802.11 standards.
Should the speed not be "maxing out" at the 100 Mbps cap then? Apologies if that's just me being naive
That's not naive, it's a good, logical question. The answer is not exactly, because there's "overheads" in the communication protocols that are used, and so the measured speeds are typically around 10% lower than the headline. Think of it as the "packaging" around the data that gets sent - the packaging is essential so the equipment can handle the data, but it isn't part of the useful data that's been requested. The same overhead applies to gigabit ports, as the unlucky users of VM's Hub 4 find out, where the hub can receive 1.1 Gbps in, but can only spit out around 870-940 through any single ethernet port. And again, that was done to keep costs down, because there's faster ethernet ports VM could have specified.
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