Hoping someone can shed some light on a problem I’ve noticed recently. Ever since I bought and set up my synology, whenever I transfer large volumes of data, from my desktop to the NAS, my network gets completely swamped/overwhelmed.
Everything, especially stuff on WiFi, seems to stop until the transfer is complete, then it goes back to normal. Devices don’t lose connection to my router, but they stop being able to transmit data. For example, if something is streaming on my laptop from the internet, while the file transfer is happening, I’ll get a spinning loading circle. If it goes on long enough its as of my modem fell off and isn’t connected to the internet anymore.
I suspect that the router is getting flooded and simply can’t handle that much throughput and also maintain other streams and stuff, but here’s the thing: I set up the NAS and my desktop so that they’re connected to a separate gigabit switch downstream from the router. I figured that this would keep heavy transfers like this from having to be switched by the router. Is that not the case? Am I missing or forgetting something about networking topology and how switches behave? Why would activity on a separate switch from my router impact it so heavily?
For clarity, here’s a kind of map:
Router (Asus RT-AC68U) --))) wifi )))
Gigabit switch (Netgear GS108E)
Thank you for any insight!