I'm a web developer/sysadmin/host (NERD TRIPLE THREAT!) and this is my attempt to write about...leaving the house. Sometimes. Like, to go backpacking. And take some pictures. And justify spending the money on all the gear WHY SO MUCH?!?
Feel free to write and complain.
so, when you aren't seeing the speed you think you should from your internet connection -- especially if your plan is over 100 megabits -- be sure to check all of the routers/switches you have along the route to your machines. especially if these devices are older, they may only be designed to handle up to 100m/b, thus forming a bottleneck.
(oh, and label your goddamn cables while you're at it. trust me).