I found out that when I transfer a file using samba, not all my bandwidth is used. The file was being transferred at about 19Mbps. I then opened a VNC connection at around 10Mbps and both were stable at the same speeds. The file transfer was not impacted at all, not even a little. How is this possible (is there a maximum speed while transferring big files for instance? I think not because wired is much faster) and is there any way I can get the full speed?
I'm assuming your source is a USB drive - and they are _notoriously_ slow on routers. The network isn't the limiting factor.
My Tomato utilities site: http://multics.minidns.net/blog/articles/tomato_utilities
In this case I am, I'll try it out from a direct drive as well.