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for say a 5 gig file it will take 3 hours with 500kb speed. Now the routers and wireless adapters are all 50G or something like that, I believe it should be faster. The bars are all full, what else could it be?

Also its ubuntu to windows, not that it matters.
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could be the R/W speeds of the drives at either end or your wireless speed is alot lower than rated speeds which is usally the case.. i file that size can have alot of overhaed to transfering across a network.. these speeds dont suprise me at all
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could be the R/W speeds of the drives at either end or your wireless speed is alot lower than rated speeds which is usally the case.. i file that size can have alot of overhaed to transfering across a network.. these speeds dont suprise me at all

I want to be able to transfer even bigger files sizes, what can i do to fix it without being wired? As for hard drives, one of the files was a video and playing it through wireless was impossible.
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Wireless to wireless is going to be garbage.
For anything significant you might as well crossover cable your hosts.
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Quote:
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Wireless to wireless is going to be garbage.
For anything significant you might as well crossover cable your hosts.

This. The alternative is using powerline adapters which is how I managed to get at least 5mb transfer speed with my HTPC located downstairs.
   
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So these are speeds expected out of wireless? They are 500kb, meaning downloading of the internet could be faster, how is this normal?
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Quote:
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So these are speeds expected out of wireless? They are 500kb, meaning downloading of the internet could be faster, how is this normal?

when packets are sent over wireless, an acknowledgement that the packet was received must be sent back within a certain time frame. That way the machine sending the packet knows it whether it can send another one or needs to resend the previous packet.

this will slow down your transfer speeds if the packet size is small, requiring more packets.
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when packets are sent over wireless, an acknowledgement that the packet was received must be sent back within a certain time frame. That way the machine sending the packet knows it whether it can send another one or needs to resend the previous packet.
this will slow down your transfer speeds if the packet size is small, requiring more packets.

So to mitigate this should i send more files at once?
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Don't know what your problem is but my laptop on wireless N300 speeds can reach 10Mbytes/sec, so no, your speeds are not normal.
Sending more files at once won't help, instead it will probably reduce your combined file transfer speed.
Check what rate you are connected with your adapter, that your bars are full doesn't tell us what speed you are connected.
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speed is 54 Mb/s on both sides.
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