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Hi

I have two computers that I normally use to transfer large files to and from via the home network. The first one is my sig rig and the second one is a;
Acer TravelMate 3000
12.1"
1.7Ghz Pentium M
1Gb Ram
50Gb HDD
Intel Integrated Graphics.
Wireless G

The problem is that when I transfer files to/from the two computers, the transfer rate is incredibly SLOW!!!! 1Mb/sec (EDIT; using windows). As a comparison My RAID 0 setup gets 50Mb/sec and putting stuff onto my WD external is 30Mb/sec.

Can someone see the problem and hopefully a solution?

EDIT: To cause less confusion... The laptop is connected to the home network (Netgear Wireless N router) via its internal Wireless G adaptor. My sig rig is connected by a Netgear Wireless N adapter. I don't have a CAT5 cable that is 20 metres long either.

Why is wireless that slow? It says 54Mb/sec on my laptop.

Thanks in Advance
Edited by Danylu - 7/2/08 at 8:11am
    
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I am still sorta confused, more so about how the network is set up and how exactly you are transferring the files...

Could you explain how the network is set up? Because if you are doing it over wireless lan, then it is going to be slow...
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I am still sorta confused, more so about how the network is set up and how exactly you are transferring the files...

Could you explain how the network is set up? Because if you are doing it over wireless lan, then it is going to be slow...
I am confused as well.....we need more info If you are transferring through wireless, 1 MB/sec sounds about right....
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are you using wireless? Cause if yes plug in a cat5 cable for faster speeds
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post #6 of 16
well there are several reasons it can be slow. but please enlighten us on what method of file transfer you are using.

network transfer (Copy from one computer to another using windows file sharing), AIM,, gigatribe, 3rd party program, etc etc
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That is theoretical througput, not speeds you will actually obtain...

So 25 MBs sounds pretty much right.

Wireless is also going to be influenced by radio waves, electro magnetic waves, and other such things.

You are getting the correct speed.
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Originally Posted by GH0 View Post
That is theoretical througput, not speeds you will actually obtain...

So 25 MBs sounds pretty much right.

Wireless is also going to be influenced by radio waves, electro magnetic waves, and other such things.

You are getting the correct speed.
So 1Mb/s is a good speed for wifi?
    
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let me try to enlighten you.

802.11 G is 54Mbps theoretical connection.

the throughput on wireless connection in that manner is NORMALLY less than 1/2 theoretical.

now in a network consisting of multiple connection, the max transfer speed will be the slowest connection since it will be the bottleneck. (make sense?) in your case wireless G

before we being lets get this straight when noting speeds please use correct capitalization. Mbps means megabits per second. and MBps means megabytes per second. these different. 8bps = 1Bps. so if you meant to say you're getting 1MBps thats a throughput of 8Mbps (which is still low IMO)

anyways 1 Mbps transfer speed is very slow and something is not right here.

since you have connection at N and G you have to mixed mode, where mixed mode is normally slower.

so go in to the router and try changing Channels. since most people use the default there can be lot of interference.

If you have realtime protection try turning that off since it will try to scan everything coming in.

some routers have the signal strength control, see if you can control yours to the max.


now some reasons why even if you try to increase it, it may not change:

laptop hdds generally are 5400 rpm, this is slow.

there maybe a lot of packet loss somewhere, look at how many packets are being sent and how many are received on the other end. (wireless tends to lose more packets)

the router is just the sux.


see if this helps: even though IT SHOULD NOT.
try to do a file transfer through AIM, between your PC and your Laptop
Edited by this n00b again - 7/2/08 at 8:44am
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