yes, full speed on laptop connected via patch cable at router when i move to where the pc is and connect laptop i don't get full speed ,i even tried with another cat 5e cable of same lenght with laptop and the speed drops dramatically.
I very much doubt upgrading to Cat 7 is required. I dont know anywhere that installs cat 7 and im a network engineer.
If you're getting full speeds on a wired connection via a laptop, then it's local to your PC. As stated, you wont get as fast speeds via WiFi as you will wired.
Just looked up details for cat4 lol, I guess it is traffic shaping by hardware limitation. It's 100Base-T4 so half duplex as well.It's under the floor LOL.
Nobody wants to touch it. I accused the network guy traffic shaping me LMAO.
We run 1Gb over Cat4 at work LOL. Cat7 is what? 10Gb?