Realtek gigabit network performance in Linux sucks
Recently I have been doing a lot of network file transfers between a few PCs but the very slow transfer speed of a 100Mbps connection has been making things too time consuming.
This equates to a maximum theoretical speed of 12.5 MB/s.
How did I work that out?
Since there are 8 bits in 1 byte, 100 Megabits / 8 = 12.5 Megabytes
Any modern system should easily achieve up to 12 MB/s.
So I decided to get a gigabit switch and upgrade my home network for as cheap as possible
A gigabit connection is 10 times the speed of 100Mbps and therefore has a maximum theoretical speed of 125MB/s.