Yesterday I was installing a pre loved upgraded computer at a friends\nhouse. He has a BT HomeHub thing. I think it is anyway.\n\nI got applingly unrelaible netork activity. On inspection I discovered\nthat this weird clamshell thing had 6 sockets on the back marked VDSL,\nADSL, 4 x '100' and one '1G'\n\nExamination of the machine plugged into the 1G revealed that yes, it was\nconnected at gigabit Ethernet speed, but to what? Nothing else was\ncapable of matching that speed.\n\nThe cable was moved to 100Mbps and all issues vanished...\n\n\nOnline the only faint justification anyone could come up with was that a\nfile server at 1GPS could service 4 clients at 1000Mbpsd happily and\nthat might be the intention.\n\nIf the Ethernet had been reliable, that is.