I have limited knowledge of this and I'm still learning, so I hope someone can give me advice on this.
I have a 10GbE NAS, a 10GbE NIC in my PC and a switch with two 10GbE ports, which connect all together with fiber. Then there is also another 100Mbit cable attached which connects the switch to the router, which is also the standard gateway. This one also provides the internet connection for all connected devices.
I noticed that a direct connection to the NAS gives me speeds that 10GbE can handle, but when I put the switch in between (all standard VLAN, same subnet and standard gateway), the speeds to the NAS is limited to a max of 1GbE.
Is because the standard gateway is the central where all traffic comes together? How can I manage a peer to peer connection directly to the NAS via the switch, so the traffic goes through the 10GbE cable to the switch and from there through the 10GbE to the NAS?
IP NAS: 192.168.10.120 IP switch: 192.168.10.125 IP PC: 192.168.10.103 Standard gateway: 192.168.10.1 Subnet: 255.255.255.0 Switch: D-link 1510-52