Here's what I have:
A home network with a in Win 8.1 Laptop (wirelessly connected currently), a Win 7 desktop (wired) , an Ubuntu 12 media/backup server (wired), an old laser printer hard-wired via a print server, a wirelessly attached Roku unit and a wirelessy attached Blue-ray player.
These are connected to each other through an AT&T Uverse router and an old 10MB hub. Everything works fine.
Here's what I'd like to do:
Tie the laptop, desktop and Ubuntu server (and the print server) into a 10/100/1000 switch, which would then connect to the internet via the router. Can I get 100 megabit (or even gigabit) throughput computer-to-computer for data transfer if the NICs support the higest throughput?