I have a 50 megabit connection at home and a 1Gb connection at work, yet transferring files between home and the work servers is extremely slow, about 300KB/s, using HTTP FTP or RD.
What should I do to increase the transfer rate?
EDIT: My home connection is 50/10, however, I'm more concerned about downloads at the moment. The speeds I was talking about was only for a single file using those methods. My biggest concern is that clients will be getting those types of speeds from the servers as well so I may be looking in the wrong place for the problem.
EDIT #2: After taking the advice of many people here, I tested with iperf and it reported 3.03 MB/s transfer and 2.50Mbits/s bandwidth (I'm not sure what that means, since I'm not sure how transfer could be higher than bandwidth). However, assuming that I can transfer at 3MB/s what program / protocol would take advantage of that best?