Question Can you have all ports of a gigabit ethernet switch running at the same speed as a single port from your router?

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I bought and tried various different switches. (links below) I found that no matter which one I tried when i did a speed test on two devices it halved my bandwidth between the two. I want to know how I could possibly make the router see the switch as two different devices and allow them to talk at the same speed as my max internet connection which is ~330 mbps up and down. Every cable is a cat 6 10gbps cable. I want this to work simultaneously. How can I do that?


https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00HGLVZLY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001QUA6R0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000N99BBC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
You must be testing incorrectly. They do allow full bandwidth on every port at the same time. Although all the switch you list can do it the tenda spells it out. The switches them selves have the ability to run every port 1gbit up and 1gbit down all at the same time. So a 5 port switch can pass 10gbit of data. There is no realistic configuration that you can use that will use all that data.

The best program to test is a old line mode program called IPERF. You should see test results in the 900mbps in both directions.

You could also try coping large files between 2 and watch the rates in the resource monitor. Be aware some things on that screen are in bits/sec and other bytes/sec. The transfer rate is affected by the file structure and the disk speeds but you should still get well over 500mbps.

Now if what you are doing is trying to say run speedtest on both machines at the same time that you will see only 1/2 the bandwidth. Your internet connection did not magically get bigger because you plugged a switch into the router. You are still limited to the total rate you purchase from the ISP and it will be split between the machine.....and it does not evenly split in most cases.
 
I bought and tried various different switches. (links below) I found that no matter which one I tried when i did a speed test on two devices it halved my bandwidth between the two. I want to know how I could possibly make the router see the switch as two different devices and allow them to talk at the same speed as my max internet connection which is ~330 mbps up and down. Every cable is a cat 6 10gbps cable. I want this to work simultaneously. How can I do that?


https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00HGLVZLY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001QUA6R0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000N99BBC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Your switch (unless managed) will never show as two devices. Your switch's purpose is to direct traffic to it's destination. (ie: Oh you have data for 192.168.1.100:8080? Okay that's on port 3, let me send that there.) Switches can also incorporate rules IF they are managed. But this is not the source of your problem.

The problem may be your router. Some routers handle single streams with a cap. They only reach the full download potential when multiple streams are used.. This is because other streams can be assigned to other cores.

That said, you might also have SPI/DPI turned on and that might be slowing things down.
 

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I bought and tried various different switches. (links below) I found that no matter which one I tried when i did a speed test on two devices it halved my bandwidth between the two. I want to know how I could possibly make the router see the switch as two different devices and allow them to talk at the same speed as my max internet connection which is ~330 mbps up and down. Every cable is a cat 6 10gbps cable. I want this to work simultaneously. How can I do that?


https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00HGLVZLY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001QUA6R0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000N99BBC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
If you want to test the switch you test computer to computer speed, what you are doing is testing your router and IPS speeds as much as anything else.
 

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