Hello All, especially to those with networking experience, particularly, with the Netgear GS108T …
This past Friday, I installed a brand new Mac-mini M1 on my network, to act as a server. When selecting this computer, I opted for the 16 GB memory option, but retained the base 256 GB drive storage - all in order to keep costs down.
My iMac is a: Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014, with 32 GB of memory, and a 3 TB Fusion drive.
Both computers are connected to the switch with 3 ethernet cable, in a port channel or LAG. After many hours of tinkering with it this past weekend, I discovered that the port channels connection on the switch require the LACP to be turned on, otherwise the entire LAG or network connection was not working.
Now that I’ve got this setup connected and working; I’m surprised and disappointed at how slow the connections are working to transfer large folders between these computers?
Setting up these port channels on the computers was easy enough, so I don’t expect my speed problem is with the computer configurations.
But, this is an instance wherein I admit to not being a computer network wizard, so am somewhat lost as to what else to do in order to improve performances of these connections?
The problem with the manual for this switch is that it doesn’t explain things, such as for example, why ‘flow control’ is best turned off in my situation, as with it on, only Apples’ 'Screen Sharing’ works for accessing these computer over my network?
… if anyone knows of a listserv that addresses computer networking topics for hobbyists, I’d love to learn of it!