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Alright, I got my network setup as this:

Outside Interwebs -> Modem -> Router
Then connected directly to my router is my main PC (system specs, Vista) and a P3 computer. (P3 450Mhz, 256MB RAM, XP)

Transfering a 5GB file, I averaged 6.47 MB/s (6,625.28 KB/s) that was on my P3, and transfered it to the My Documents folder on this computer. Just used "File Sharing" on both computers.

That a decent transfer rate over a network? I'm using Cat5 cables, if it matters.
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well you obviously got it all working so thats good. but as far as speeds go, i don't know off hand if that is normal/slow/fast
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That seems average. I have gotten around 10mb/sec during peak transfers and average around 5-8mb/sec depending on how many/how large the files are.

Looks pretty good.
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That seems average. I have gotten around 10mb/sec during peak transfers and average around 5-8mb/sec depending on how many/how large the files are.

Looks pretty good.
I usually get ~20 MB/s on wireless g... When I am hooked up over LAN I get somewhere around 50 MB/s. IT's probably the P3's hard drive which is limiting the connection speed.
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I usually get ~20 MB/s on wireless g... When I am hooked up over LAN I get somewhere around 50 MB/s. IT's probably the P3's hard drive which is limiting the connection speed.
I would agree, the network is usually higher performance than the equipment attached to it. If your pc's can keep up you should be able to run quite a bit faster, at least 20-30MB/s if you added a gigabit switch in there behind the router, pc to pc would be quite a bit faster assuming that you have gigabit cards in the pc's, and also assuming that the pc's can handle it. If you ever go with gigabit, make sure you buy network cards and a switch that can handle full duplex(simultaneous two way communication) which can max out your bandwidth at 2GB/s.
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pc to pc would be quite a bit faster assuming that you have gigabit cards in the pc's, and also assuming that the pc's can handle it.
IF you have gigabit cards, you gotta have a gigibit router to full utilize the connection. Also a network is only as fast as it's slowest point.
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My average transfer speeds used FTP with a patch cable. As everyone else has stated an upgraded network would yield better results.
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