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04 Feb 2012   #1
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 
will higher speed broadband help...

I'm pretty sure it wont but , we are due to get fiber optic soon and the speeds will be 100 meg and is said to increase later in the year to 300meg
the question is will a high speed broadband improve the homegroup speeds for sharing files between desktop and laptop ,


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04 Feb 2012   #2
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Julian,
Sadly no, that will be limited to the mechanicals directly between their processes. But the good news is it won't slow them down !
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04 Feb 2012   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm sure a higher broadband speed won't make any difference, but if this article is to be believed, leaving the Homegroup and setting up Workgroup sharing using 56-bit encryption rather than 128-bit encryption can increase throughput by 12.5%.

Simple change in settings pumps up Win7 networks
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04 Feb 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thought as much, still it means the data transfer cable i recently bought to improve the moving of files faster wont be wasted.

edit: nice link andrew.
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04 Feb 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome Julian.

P.S. If you have any spare bandwidth can you send it up to Peterborough? The speeds you're talking about are making my eyes water as I soldier on with 2.5MB!
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04 Feb 2012   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

me in a few weeks

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04 Feb 2012   #7
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi Julian,

In addition, if you want to improve the performance in your network, upgrading your NIC's to 10/100/1000mbps would help a lot (not unless you have these already in your NICs and WLAN devices). If your router supports Gig LAN Ports, you may use Cat5e or higher patch network cable. Gig Network Switches. You'll see an improvement when you do file transfers.

I agree with everybody that the broadband speed will not affect the Homegroup or Workgroup. Bottlenecks would come from heavy file transfers/usage over the network if being utilize by a few Users at the same time. It surely can be avoided and there are good practice for this.

Hope this helps as well. Nice higher bandwidth btw....
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07 Feb 2012   #8
ibshaw

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

O, well don't feel so bad now Seavixen - my 3.5Mbs is not the worst after all (fibre is way off the priority list for Scotland) so that'll be it for a while yet.... LOL
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07 Feb 2012   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Ibshaw, at least I've made someone feel a bit happier!
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07 Feb 2012   #10
manhunter2826

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Ibshaw, at least I've made someone feel a bit happier!
...yes, but for how long ? lol. j/k .
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