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07 Feb 2012   #11
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

its a shame that the new speeds wont improve sharing across the homegroup, hopefully in future this will be something of the past but for now i shall contend with the data cable i purchased recently , it has vastly improved the transfer speeds and where 1GB would take 10 mins to move it now takes less than 2 mins.
worth investing in for only 7 and no postage.
thanks for your comments and advice folks. gonna mark this solved now.


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07 Feb 2012   #12
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

My understanding (and I'm sure I will be corrected) is homegroups work on the internal LAN between systems on your network and its performance is only influenced by your actual wireless or ethernet speeds. Your BB speed is the incoming WAN from you ISP and only affects download/ upload performance and internet browsing etc....
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07 Feb 2012   #13
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

^^v true booh; perhaps in the homegroup situation the interface is more important as u suggest: usb3 , firewire, and now thunderbolt ...and yes, as shaw says, the model of wireless router might help -- maybe a router with 5ghz channels .
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