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otmir

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Dear Friends,
I have connected two personal computers in my home through Lan with cross over cable.I am running XP SP2 on both computers. The problem is, data transfer from one computer to other is dead slow. How can i make it faster? Please Help me.
Computer 1
500 mhz
256 ram
computer 2
1.0 ghz
128 ram
 
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Have you checked your IP information? Have you checked your firewalls and ensured they are all turned off? Have you checked the speed they are showing connected at? Also have you checked your network cards max speed?

Also how are you transferring files is this from 1 HDD to another or is this something like 1 USB device to another HDD and maybe you have the USB device in a 1.1 and not a 2.0?

There are any number of reasons for slowness please tell us alot more about what exactly your doing and what you see on the 2 systems.
 

otmir

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the NIC specification on each computer is as under;
comp 1
3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI For Complete PC Management NIC (3C905C-TX)
comp 2
SMC EZ CARD 10/100 PCI (SMC 1211TX)
Trying to transfer data from on HDD TO other HDD
 
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Are both cards showing connected at 100mb? you still don't mention where these HDD's are connected are they internal? Also no mention of firewalls up or down have you tried it with all firewalls either uninstalled or disabled?
 

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I've seen this effect with older machines when one is faster than the other, and I suspect it has something to do with the Ethernet drivers, though I never did fix it. :( In my case, the transfer from the faster computer to the slower one was BOG SLOW, but worked fine in the other direction. I've solved the problem by replacing the computer several years ago. :D
 
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