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Network Transfer Speeds, slow or just wrong..

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tunk, Nov 11, 2007.

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    So when transferring files from one pc to another using copy and paste, why does it only say 2-3 maybe 5-6 or so..

    I’m using windows vista, but it’s the same in XP when I was using it. I share a folder on network, browse to this shared folder using another PC on the network (same workgroup) and i copy and paste say a 600mb file. The transfer speed reports (in vista. xp don’t have this feature) that its around 3mb/s or so, whatever it says, it’s not "what it should be" regardless if its 100mbit(10MB/S) or gbit(100MB/s) network.

    Now on the advanced config of the network adapter there are various settings that control the network adapter. Does one of these determine the overall speed or the transfer? Maybe a firewall or router is slowing the transfer; therefore a port should be opened? is so what port? Or are speeds slow due to windows..but where can I find information about such a bug, i mean iv looked and looked.

    maybe I’m just not googleing the right thing ;)

    so anyway if someone knows anything that could help me speed up the transfer of data between two pc's on a windows network, It would be a great help.
     
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