My office ISP provides a 1 GBPS connection. When I connect my laptop directly to the router provided by the ISP, and connect to fast.com, I get a speed of approximately 100 mbps.
Our office network is routed through a switch. When I connect the ISP's router to the switch, and then connect my laptop to the office lan, I get speeds between 900 mbps - 1 gpbs.
This is completely unexpected and counter intuitve.
What could be causing this phenomenon? Is it a measurement error, and is there a more reliable way of measuring bandwidth (But then, google's speedtest produced similar results).
Or is there something else at play? Would be glad of any insights, as it will help me in subsequent configurations.