What speed does your network storage box run at? Is it 100 or 1000. If its 100 and you have the nics bridged it might be setting both to the lowest connection speed.
11 MB/s is about right for a 100Mb/sec network.
theyre both 1000. im just wondering if my main box is looping through my router (which is 100) to get to my storage box. the reason i think this is because i use remote access for the storage box and noticed the other day when i unplugged the router that i lost access to the storage box. i thought, because my main box was directly connected to my storage box, that was the connection being used. it is not the case. it seems the storage box is merely passing through the bridge to the router back through the SAME cable to my main box. how retarded is that?
now, if i remove the bridge, only my main box has access to my storage box and then the storage box will have no access to internet (at least i dont know how to configure it).