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I have one end of the house my HH5 connected to my 4tb NAS drive and a cat5e cable from the HH5 to a wireless N900 WD router into the Internet connection in my living room. After setting this up i noted transfer speeds between connected devices to the NAS slow and after investigation the HH5 is reporting a connection speed of 100meg and not the 1Gig I originally had. I have also tried a TP Link W8980 router which also connects at 100meg. I have reset all items back to factory defaults and resetup, and replaced the cat5e cable. Any ideas to bring back my 1Gig connection?
For Gigabit ethernet to work you must be connected to a GigE port on the router (I believe all 4 ethernet ports on the HH5 are GigE?), use a cat5 or higher cable with 4 pairs (8 wires) connected, and the device must be GigE compatible.
Do all the devices in the path support GigE? Are you using cables with 8 wires connected at the plugs?
Yes all cables used are Cat5e manufactured cables. Both the N900 Western Digital and TP Link W8980 routers are both Gigabit port routers. I just tried to connect over the cable to my Macbook and it will not connect at 1gig connection, if I set back to 100meg it connects to the HH5, Looks like a cable issue to me. I'll have to invest in a new cable and get up in the attic! 😞