Please see this diagram first:
When host1 copies a 600mb file from the "server", it takes only 8 minutes.
When host2 copies the same 600mb file, it takes 179 minutes.
I'm assuming host 2 has a 10mb connection to the "server", and Host1 has a 100mb connection.......but why?
I am using 2924XL switches. The router is a cable router with a 10/100 interface. I hardcoded the ports, that connect the two switches together, to full duplex. Thought it would solve problem but didnt. Cat5 cabling is run throughout the network