Testing my Network

I want to test the speed of my network I am using 2 10/100 NIcs and a linksys router.  I am tranfering files through TCP/IP.  I have tryed 2 things so far.  I have setup a ftp server on each computer. and when I ftp I tranfer at 1000KB/s (1meg/s), but when I drag and drop I get at times 5000KB/s-7000KB/s (5-7 Meg/s).  What I am trying to do is make it the fastest I can.  With my NIC's having 100 base on them.  Why am I not tranfering faster.  My 2 PC's are 1.2, 786 mg ram, 120gig, 7200 RPM Drive and the other is 2.8 1 gig of ram and 120 7200 rpm drive.  Is it the protical, a setting?  Is there a good program I can download to test the speed of the network.

Thanks for the Help
adamn123Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
If your network consists of only two pc's you will never take advantage "full" advantage of 100MBps Line speed. Don't get me wrong. It is better than 10MBps, but you probably don't see a difference because just your file transfers are not even exceeding 10mbps's line speed capability. You notice a big diffence in 10MBps vs. 100MBps when you have a larger lan with more network traffice on it.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
JammyPakCommented:
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.