Originally Posted by got_milk
Is this over a wired connection or wireless?
Do you have QoS enabled? If so, are the values for bandwidth correct?
No, QoS is disabled. That was the first thing I thought it might have been. However, I have never even enabled QoS, so any "lingering settings" should not be there. (Since it was never activated..)
For the sake of testing I'm using wired connections. The setup I'm testing with is:
Cable Modem --> N66U --> Switch* --> Desktop system (i7, 16Gb ram, etc.)
*(Cisco 8-port gigabit switch, always worked in previous setup)
Also, since my last post I've tried downloading on the desktop system with torrents being disabled. It should not matter afaik and luckily for me: it didnt. Even with transmission disabled a direct FTP download caps at 3 MB/s.