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i know you can install custom firmware to routers to overclock them, so what about switches? i have a few gigabit switches here which aren't quite giving me gigabit speeds. so maybe a custom firmware could help?

i have two netgear G5605 v2 gigabit switches, and a Encore 16 port gigabit switch. the 16 port one doesn't have the problem as much as the 5 port gigabit switches.
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In theory, you can.... but I don't think switches had the same issue as residential gateways/routers. Routers had their source code opened since they were using GNU and had to follow the licensing rules.

Don't forget that cheap NICs and the interference along the cabling can lower network performance. Also, 1Gb is the theoretical maximum and not the real-world max.
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i know you can install custom firmware to routers to overclock them, so what about switches? i have a few gigabit switches here which aren't quite giving me gigabit speeds. so maybe a custom firmware could help?

i have two netgear G5605 v2 gigabit switches, and a Encore 16 port gigabit switch. the 16 port one doesn't have the problem as much as the 5 port gigabit switches.
Not really. Not with consumer grade switches anyway. The reason being that there really isn't any "firmware" to change; the whole switch is just a single chip which does its thing. In theory you could change its clock frequency to make it run faster, but that could throw off all the Ethernet timings and make it completely unusable.
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dang ok... i was hoping i could get better transfer rates because with just my router i get over 90 MB a second, but with the 5 port gigabit switches i get about 50.
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