As a senior, non-techie, I've come across varying speed ratings of components in my home ethernet LAN. While working on my network router I noticed that in the specs it gives it a max rating of 1GB transfer speed. My home network is a simple 2-PC setup, yet I've never felt that I'm seeing fast transfer of files from computer-to-computer. I've upgraded my old HP Compac 8100 Elite to use USB-3 ports ( a diy project). I've checked my network adapter and it has current drivers, but it specs show only 100Mbs speed. My ISP service is at 60Mbs. So, what speed should this network have? Are there settings to check, components that need replacing or upgraded? If so, how exactly would a computer novice go about getting the maximum performance from my network? I would really appreciate some advice and guidance.