I would like to increase the transfer speed of files from my laptop to readyNas Duo. My router is a BT Homehub 3 (The one with Infinity) so it's nas and laptop to router. The router only has one gigabit port so I guess I need a gigabit switch? I'm not sure if my laptop has a gigabit NIC how do I check for sure? I did connect it to router (in the gigabit port) but the laptop was only showing 100mbps. The cable I used said Cat5 on it BUT..... I used the same cable from router to Nas and the Nas software registered a 1000 Mbps??? Really confused on that one! The laptop is a cheap Dell and circa 3 years old but does have hdmi port not that that matters. If its not gigabit is there a way round it other than changing the card or replacing the laptop.
Help appreciated please to setup a gigabit network I'm new to all this.