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Hey guys .. okay so i transfer 2gb video files from my sig rig to my server/htpc and the transfer rate is about 11mbs, is that speed typical? their both wired connection to the router, i dunno i though it would be a little faster

Sig rig -> Apple airport extreme (2008-9 model) -> HTPC

Thanks!
Edited by DNytAftr - 5/4/11 at 2:39pm
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What kind of network card is in the HTPC?
I am betting it only has 100mbs (12.5MBs/Sec max) NIC which is the bottleneck.
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Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix View Post
What kind of network card is in the HTPC?
I am betting it only has 100mbs (12.5MBs/Sec max) NIC which is the bottleneck.
currently im using the onboard lan on the motherboards. Heres the mobo im using the the htpc

Edit: might i get better performance if i get a network card?

+reps
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post #4 of 18
The NIC on the board supports 1000mbs.
Check the network control panel on each computer and see what speed they are connecting at. (Or just unplug and replug the Cat5 and read the pop up bubble)
post #5 of 18
These are dumb ?'s but I'll get em out of the way.

Did you try different cables on both?

Length of cables?

Try connecting both of them straight to each other. Sig rig <-> HTPC with a single cable and see what kind of speeds you are getting. If it's much faster it might be something with the Airport Extreme Base Station.
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post #6 of 18
I did a little research...

The 2007 models of the Apple Airport Extreme do not have Gigabit Ethernet. >_<
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What kind of router are you using? some routers only support 100mbs and do not have gigabit ports. Generally this is the case on cheaperish routers so that could be it

^^^^What pheonix said
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If you're at GB speeds and your HDD is fast enough you should see 80-120MB/s on large file transfers like that.

Sandra can check the connection speeds between computers. Run that.

http://www.sisoftware.net/

Sounds like you're at 100 speeds. Is EVERYTHING in the loop Gigabit? Switches, router, Cat5 E, server NIC?
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These are dumb ?'s but I'll get em out of the way.

Did you try different cables on both?

Length of cables?

Try connecting both of them straight to each other. Sig rig <-> HTPC with a single cable and see what kind of speeds you are getting. If it's much faster it might be something with the Airport Extreme Base Station.
Sorry for the dumb questions..

i tried using cat5e and cat6 and no difference, the length of cable is 6 ft each and havent tried using a patch or such cable yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix View Post
I did a little research...

The 2007 models of the Apple Airport Extreme do not have Gigabit Ethernet. >_<
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix View Post
The NIC on the board supports 1000mbs.
Check the network control panel on each computer and see what speed they are connecting at. (Or just unplug and replug the Cat5 and read the pop up bubble)
O_o ruh roh.. i though it was gigabit ethernet hmm... so that could be an issue..
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What kind of router are you using? some routers only support 100mbs and do not have gigabit ports. Generally this is the case on cheaperish routers so that could be it

^^^^What pheonix said
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
If you're at GB speeds and your HDD is fast enough you should see 80-120MB/s on large file transfers like that.

Sandra can check the connection speeds between computers. Run that.

http://www.sisoftware.net/

Sounds like you're at 100 speeds. Is EVERYTHING in the loop Gigabit? Switches, router, Cat5 E, server NIC?
ill try later hooking up another router i have thats gigabit, i thought that the one i had was a gigabit router but i guess not >_< bad research on my part. Thanks for the help all. ill report back if i still have the issue
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