Network Transfer Speeds (Slow)

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  1. o2

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    I got a Wifi router (54mbps) and when Im transfering large files over the network, to another computer, it never goes above 12mbps, which is quite slow...

    Both router (which is hardlinked to my PC) and the laptop are Wifi G.
     
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    That sounds about right. I did some experiments with my desktop (wired to the router) and my Centrino-G laptop (wireless to the -G router) and got about 18-20 Mbit on a 54Mbit link. Going wired raised it to 80Mbit on an 100Mbit link. Don't believe the advertised speeds especially on wifi.
     
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    The problem is.. Im getting the exact same speed when Im connecting via a cable, or firewire, which should be 400mbps.
     
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    that sounds about right. You do realize that you NEVER get theoretical maximum speeds, right?

    12Mbps is on the low-end of average.
     
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    are you using SMB? If so, that could also be a problem (and remember laptop harddrives != examples of performance)

    I get considerably faster speeds using FTP between machines than SMB.
     
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    Well, considering the laptop is about a meter away from the router... I was expecting at least 30-35mbps.

    Whats SMB?
     
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    are you using windows file sharing? that's another problem. very inefficient. very slow


    distance from router is meaningless. I've seen better speeds by moving FARTHER away, before.

    But, again, SMB... not good.

    Do you have a software router on the laptop/desktop?
     
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    No, I just got a linksys router, and thats about it.
     
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    However, laptop hard drives + Vantec slim hard drive enclosures == examples of sexiness. Gotta love 20GB in your pocket, with no power brick needed.
     
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    meh, requires two powered USB ports. No thanks. And still not anything impressive on the performance scale.

    iPod mounted as a drive ftw :p
     
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    Only if the disk you use pulls more than .5 amps. Otherwise, a single port is just fine. That said, mine does pull more than .5 amps, but since it's still a single cord, and since one of the plugs has a pass-thru for another device to connect, I don't really care.

    Meanwhile, back on topic...
     

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