Right now the read is at 40+ megabytes/second and the write is around 1.5 megabytes/second. Is that to be expected or should I do more diagnosing? It seems awfully slow...
My setup: Macbook Pro connected to LAN with cat5e. I'm writing to a dell box that has a 2tb hard drive and ubuntu server installed. The router is a D-Link Wireless AC Smartbeam 1750 Mbps Home Cloud App-Enabled Dual-Band Gigabit Router (DIR-868L). The cable from the router to the ubuntu box is 3 ft long. The cable from the router to my macbook is 30 ft long.
I'm using LAN Speed Test Lite to get my results. It basically from computer A writes to computer B then reads the file and gives you a report.
When my laptop is on wireless it will write at about .8 megabytes / sec and read at 6.5 megabytes / sec.