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Windows 7: Slow Network Transfer & Disconnect

15 Mar 2011   #1
jpargo

Windows 7
 
 
Slow Network Transfer & Disconnect

I'm trying to transfer between my Desktop computer (XP) and laptop (Windows 7). When I do it wifi it only transfers at speeds between 1MBs to 3MBs. When I physically connect to my router I get better speeds at 10-11Mbs. However in both cases on large files it loses connection.

It says that connection lost/failed and gives me option of retry/skip. When I hit retry it still doesn't work. When I disconnect and retry that method it starts up again from scratch however rarely does it fully transfer a file. These files are anywhere from 2GIGs to 4GIGS.

I don't have anti-security on either computer. I'm using new Netgear router.

Any ideas? Is there another method to transfer locally without using windows explorer? Maybe 3rd party program.


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16 Mar 2011   #2
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jpargo View Post
I'm trying to transfer between my Desktop computer (XP) and laptop (Windows 7). When I do it wifi it only transfers at speeds between 1MBs to 3MBs. When I physically connect to my router I get better speeds at 10-11Mbs. However in both cases on large files it loses connection.

It says that connection lost/failed and gives me option of retry/skip. When I hit retry it still doesn't work. When I disconnect and retry that method it starts up again from scratch however rarely does it fully transfer a file. These files are anywhere from 2GIGs to 4GIGS.
Can you post the error message?
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16 Mar 2011   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

You'll find that, depending on your wireless recievers, 1-3MB/s is actually quite good...

Depending on how old your laptop is and the wireless connection in your desktop, most are 54G which can handle average speeds of around 1.2MB/s (or 12Mb/s). Newer hardware, wireless 300N can reach speeds in excess of 100MB/s (almost 1Gb/s).

If you have 300N wireless in your laptop/desktop you will still need a 300N router in order for it to utilize the packet sizes.

Wired network connection will always be the fastest as it's a direct connection with no obsticles (walls, chairs, book cases etc.).


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