Question New PC not picking up my proper internet speed.

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I use a single ethernet cable (cat5e) to switch between a PC and a PS4. In the task manager under network I can see that it recognizes the 40Mbps I'm supposed to be receiving but my ACTUAL download speed is hard capped at 4Mbps. This problem doesn't occur with the PlayStation. I updated the network adapter's driver as well. What could be causing such a discrepancy? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I use a single ethernet cable (cat5e) to switch between a PC and a PS4. In the task manager under network I can see that it recognizes the 40Mbps I'm supposed to be receiving but my ACTUAL download speed is hard capped at 4Mbps. This problem doesn't occur with the PlayStation. I updated the network adapter's driver as well. What could be causing such a discrepancy? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
And be sure your units are correct. Download speeds on PCs are in BYTES. 4MB/s would be close to 40Mbit internet rate.
 
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40 Megabytes / Second. I turned off IPv6 and re-did a speed test and it actually looked good for once! About a minute later is was back down to 4MB/s....so strange.

No matter the speedtest result my download speed is 4MB/s or lower.
 
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IPV6 disabled and tuning disabled. The problem persists. When everything is neutral and I run a test the results seem accurate. Then when actually downloading something it seems to bottleneck at 4 MB/s.
 

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