I'm in the process of turning my shed into an office. In the mean time, I've purchased the Linksys E4200 Router, a Linksys GB switch, and the Linksys WET610 wireless access point. For now, all of this equipment is in my current office inside the house.
The current setup -
Internet comes from the wall to the modem. Internet goes from the modem to the E4200 Wireless router. The router sends the signal to the WET610 wiress access point. Signal passes from the access point into the switch. And my PC is plugged into the switch. The wireless signal, between the router and access point, is only having to travel about three feet at this point. When my shed conversion is complete, I had hoped to move my PC, the switch, and the access point out to the new office and everything would already be configured. The reason I have the switch between the access point and the PC is because I'll be hooking other PCs to this network and will be moving large amounts of data between them. I was using the switch as a means to create a GB connection between the PCs so we could bypass the wireless portion of the network when moving these large files. Talking from PC to PC would all be done through the switch but access to the Internet would go from the switch to the adapter and then to the wireless router.
OK, now that I've explained my current configuration (it's all still in the house - haven't moved to the shed yet) and why I have these devices, I can finally tell you about my problem.
I was going to upload a small video from my phone to my website but was having trouble uploading. The file is approximately 90MB and I moved it from my phone to my PCs hard drive. I used Dreamweaver to connect to my site's hosting server, and started the FTP process. It would upload about 6MB or so and then would say "Connecting to the server." After about the third or fourth time, it would bomb. Hmm, I wasn't sure if it was the hosting server, the wireless, my FTP, etc. I removed the CAT6 cable coming from the PC out of the switch and plugged it directly into the router. When I tried the process again, I had no issues at all. The upload was flawless.
Do any of you know if there is some kind of bandwidth cap on any of these Linksys devices? I currently don't have any other systems on this network so I know I'm not having bandwith issues and I've had this network in place for about a week and half now and have had no issues with browsing the web or downloading content - even large files or streaming video.
Any ideas? I'm going to be uploading files to the web from my shed in the near future and would like to have this issue resolved, but can't find any kind of settings on any of this equipment that would cause this issue. Hmm, I could call Linksys, but it would be a nightmare since we'd be troubleshooting at least three of their devices - YUK!
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.