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Transfer to Network Hard Drive Slow

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ItsLunchBOX, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. ItsLunchBOX

    ItsLunchBOX Thread Starter

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    Hello all. I am hoping someone can help me out here. I purchased an Iomega 500GB Network Hard drive a week or so ago and am experiencing extremely slow transfer rates over my network.

    This is a small home network, nothing fancy. I have a D-Link WDA-1320 wireless card in my PC that communicates with a Netgear WPN824v2 wireless router. When I attempt to transfer about 5GB of mixed media files to my network hard drive it takes over an hour. If I take the network/wireless out of the equation and connect the hard drive directly to my PC via a crossover cable, those same 5GB worth of files transfers in about 17 minutes. I have checked the settings on my router and did not discover anything out of the ordinary. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  2. ItsLunchBOX

    ItsLunchBOX Thread Starter

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    I have narrowed this down to just a wireless problem. If I hardwire the computer to the router I can transfer 5GB in about 15 minutes. I would prefer (as would my wife) to not hard wire the computer as the router is in a different room than the PC and there would be a long cable running in the middle of our living room.
     
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    Wireless file transfer speeds will be significantly slower especially when working with large files compared to wired network connections. It's simply a limitation of the technology. The new 802.11n protocol is supposed to improve transfer speeds. Until then, b/g connections and transfers will be slower.
     
  4. ItsLunchBOX

    ItsLunchBOX Thread Starter

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    It may be slower, but 45 minutes slower on the same files seems a little excessive. I read a review on a similar Iomega hard drive that said on a wireless g connection (same as mine) they were able to transfer 5MB of mixed media files (music Pictures, same as me) in just over 20 minutes. I find it hard to believe that it ould take me 40 minutes longer than that over a wireless connection.
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Actually, wireless file transfers can be downright painful compared to wired connections, this is not news. You're talking about 1.8mbyte/sec over the wireless link, quite frankly, that's as good as it gets.
     
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