my local network is SLUGGISH! ill try to explain as much as i can so you all have an idea of where to start troubleshooting. macbook pro mac pro airport (n/gigabit) up until recently i havent been doing allot of network transfers, but im restoring my one machine and ive realized now the speeds im getting can not be right. a 500MB transfer of mp3 files is taking 20 minutes. initially it started off saying 10minutes, and now has slowly risen to 20 minutes, and as im typing gradually rising. before i rebooted my machines/airport, the finder would crash when trying to transfer. so this slow copy right now is better then i usally get. it look slike im getting .5 MB / 500kb i was messinga round in the netowrk settings, seeing if chaning my ethernet to 1000mbps(becuase my router and all machines are gigabit) but when i swittch to them, my ethenert goes RED, and all IP info is dropped. i changed the drive that im copying to, to a raid 0 inside my macpro with the least amount of data on it. hoping the drive capacity and how full it is would make a difference to the transfer speeds. still nothing ***FOLLOW UP**** system preferences - network - ethernet - advanced -ethernet tab - configure - manually - speed 1000basedT.... when i change my settings in there, from AUTOMATIC to MANUAL to see if i can run at a full GBps thats when the IP dropps and turns red. THATS ALL. my issue is, why am i getting 500kbps over a gigbit network.