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Slow Transfer Speeds over Network


diofree

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Canada

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#1
Hi guys,
I have three computers on my home network:
(a) desktop in the office with ASUS USB-N53 adapter
(b) new desktop in the office with fairly old Broadcom PCI 802.11g adapter
(c) media box hooked up to TV hard wired to router

I recently mapped a drive on system A so that it could be shared with system B (they are side by side). Unfortunately, upon trying to transfer files the speeds are terrible! I am only getting between 500kb/s and 1mb/s.
Is this due to my relatively old wireless G adapter?

thanks :S
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.50GHz
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    ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150
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    Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
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broe23

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#2
It could be. You really need to use on both desktops wired connections. If you are going to use Wifi and transfer large files. You may want to invest into a Wireless-ac router and same for the adapters for the computers.

Wireless transfers only go as fast as the slowest connection.
 

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    Linux Mint 17.2
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    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
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    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
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    12GB
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    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
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    Realtek HD
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    Logitech M525
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    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
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    None needed. It is Linux.
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diofree

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#3
Thanks for the reply. I have invested in a new ASUS dual band AC router so that is possible...
From what I read though, it didn't seem like the jump to AC on the adapters was worth it yet.

I didn't think that G was supposed to be this slow though?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.50GHz
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150
    Memory
    Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Superclocked ACX
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD (SSD)
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM (HDD)
    PSU
    XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
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    NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower
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    Kraken X60
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Kari

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#4
Wireless transfers only go as fast as the slowest connection.
Exactly.

The slowest here is the 802.11g adapter, its theoretical maximum is 54 Mbps or 6.75 MBps.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Laptop
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    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
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    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
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    6 GB
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    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
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    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
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    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
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    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
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    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
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    50 MB VDSL
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Wullail

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#5
Don't forget , the max G speed is plagued with routing info / data packet losses , resends and a myriad of other 'stuff' that causes a lot of slowdowns , it's the same with N and AC , but the slowdowns happen 'faster' (if that makes sense).
 

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    Windows 8 Pro
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    1280 x 1024
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    12 TB in 6 disks
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    TX650
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    G15
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broe23

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#6
Don't forget , the max G speed is plagued with routing info / data packet losses , resends and a myriad of other 'stuff' that causes a lot of slowdowns , it's the same with N and AC , but the slowdowns happen 'faster' (if that makes sense).
That is correct. The whole CRC issue gets worse if the adapter on the computer is slowing dying.

There is equipment out there, that you have no choice to use Wireless-b or g with. For example, the Chromecast is one that does not play nice with Wireless-n. I have a HP printer that will only connect with Wireless-g. Even better is that the 3m wifi capable thermostat I have. The radio module in it, will only use Wireless-b.

As for the OP going with Wireless-AC. It is a good move if they plan on streaming movies across the network from a file server. It also future proofs them.
 

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
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    12GB
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    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
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    Realtek HD
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    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
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    Logitech M525
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    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
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    Google Chrome
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    None needed. It is Linux.
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    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

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#7
Wireless transfers on my home network have always been pretty fast. Win 7 Laptop to XP desktop (the latter is R46ed to the 802.11 router) runs at about 2.5 Megs/sec. I recently added a cheap Dell laptop (Win 8) and immediately noticed the transfers between the two laptops was slow - around 300kbps to 500kbps. Shortly after adding the new laptop, I went to Black Viper's services recommendations and disabled a few services. Transfer speed jumped to 1.25 mbps. Don't have any clue why, I didn't change any services that seemed to involve networking. In fact, here's some rough notes I took on what I did. Hope this speeds things up for you.

bluetooth radio contr auto to disabled
bluetooth service auto to disable
bluetooth support service manual to disable
certif propog man to disabled
family safety man to disab
fax man to disab
iphelper auto to disab
microsoft iscsi init svc man to disab
sensor monit man (trigger) to disab
windows biometr man to disa
win media player sharing auto to dis
 

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System One

  • OS
    XP, Win 7, Win 8
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    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell

diofree

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#8
Thanks for all the advice guys!
 

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    Windows 8.1
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    Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.50GHz
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    ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150
    Memory
    Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Superclocked ACX
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD (SSD)
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM (HDD)
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    XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
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    Kraken X60
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pparks1

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#9
Best you will see on wirelss G is around 2MB/sec. If you are getting around 1MB/sec, you aren't doing too bad. I never like to transfer files over wireless. I only use wireless to surf the web. My PS3, my Xbox360 are hardwired in. As is my home theater receiver (Marantz).

Wireless N really only bumps you up to 4-6MB/sec.
 

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    Windows 7
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    Self-Built in July 2009
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    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
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    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
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    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
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    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
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    23" Acer x233H
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    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
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    Corsair 620HX modular
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    Antec P182
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    ABS M1 Mechanical
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    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
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broe23

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#10
Finding the correct channel helps also. I found that Channels 1 & 5 work great in my area. It took some time letting inSSIDer run for about 30 min's. Before I found the best two for my A/P's. Also ran the microwave, to see if it would affect it.

The antennas on the A/P have a lot to do with connection also. I probably went through four different A/P's, before settling on the Engenius ECB-350.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.