￼So I recently upgraded my Internet from U-verse to Spectrum in the hopes of getting more speed to my entertainment center and my general Wi-Fi. I have a Linksys router and mesh network and when I test the speed at the Linksys, it shows a very high speed of download, but none of my other speed tests via Wi-Fi show much increase in speed.
My iMac Pro is connected to the WiFi and is 8 feet away from the router/WiFi, but shows a speed of 32 when the Linksys app shows 400. At the router. I have an Ethernet cable coming from the router to a switch, to split the Ethernet, but am considering wiring it from the Linksys directly to the Mac (which I did and a direct ethernet from my router, I get 45 DL and 11.4 UL). The switch is a Netgear GS108 which should be gigabit and I think my cables are all 5e or better. On the other hand, when I connect my iMac directly from the modem, I get full speed of 400.
Now I am the first to tell you I know next to nothing about networking, though I have worked with Macs since the beginning. I am trying to figure how to optimize things so I am getting what I am paying for, which should be 200 DL. All new Ethernet 6 cables from the modem to the router and back to the switch have not affected the speed. I am thinking it is the switch, but as a Gigabit switch, shouldn’t it be able to handle the speeds? Do switches go bad?