Ok, here's the deal: I have my server downstairs in a closet hooked up to a 5-port netgear switch, the new silver kind. The switch is connected to my router upstairs via a 50ft patch cable. For some reason, when the server is connected to the switch, the upload speed outside of the network is crap. If i plug the server directly into the router via the 50ft cable it works fine. I kinda need this switch cause i use it to connect the ps2 up also and play games online. Why the heck would a switch be causeing this kind of problem?