been there and done that. read that.
Home wireless router
8 or 12 or 24 port gigabit switch (this is called the backbone switch)
all wired connections (PCs, Servers, more gigabit switches, wireless access points) all connected as home runs to the backbone switch
If you need to prioritize the type of traffic going to/from the Internet, you can use the QOS setting on the Home wireless router to give gaming or IP phone traffic higher priority.
You can also add a separate firewall between the Home wireless router and the backbone switch (which I do).
I really just needed to see this picture to get it
use that to test your network speed between your PC's
Please report back or post a picture of results.
Then do this:
The first one we are going visit is bandwidth throttling. This was introduced in Vista and subsequently leaked over into Windows 7, continuing to cause many people grief. Open your registry editor by running regedit from the Start -> Search programs and files field. You should be an administrator of the system you are doing this on. We now want to browse to:
DisableBandwidthThrottlingOnce there, a new DWORD value needs to be created called DisableBandwidthThrottling. Create that value and double-click it to open it for editing. Change the Base radio button to Decimal then change the Value data entry to 1. Click OK to accept the new value.
Now, I recommend you go ahead and reboot at this point and once getting back to your Desktop, try streaming a file that has always been troublesome before. If you stream without choppiness, stutter or skipping, you’re problems are solved and you can end here. If you are still experiencing trouble, continue on and try the next registry change.[/quote]