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Windows 7: Slow network transfer speeds from windows XP machine.

27 Jun 2010   #1
jonathon123449

Windows 7
 
 
Slow network transfer speeds from windows XP machine.

I have tryed Remote Differential compression, changing of services (turning off), updated lan driver and changed duplex but still no good,

the PC I am copying the file from is a windows XP SP2 machine and running through a netgear switch, previous Digilink,

Can anyone help me get this working properly?

Atheros L1 Gigabit ethernet

Windows 7 64bit.


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28 Jun 2010   #2
charli943

XP
 
 

i think you go with hardware engg. to solve your problem!!
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28 Jun 2010   #3
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonathon123449 View Post
I have tryed Remote Differential compression, changing of services (turning off), updated lan driver and changed duplex but still no good,

the PC I am copying the file from is a windows XP SP2 machine and running through a netgear switch, previous Digilink,

Can anyone help me get this working properly?

Atheros L1 Gigabit ethernet

Windows 7 64bit.
I have had many problems with Netgear Switches. They are inexpensive and work great until you try to do some more than average data transfers.

If your drivers are upto date on both machines, you have CAT5e or better cables between the machines and to the switch and you are still getting poor performance the switch may be the cause. However other factors are: How fast the machine that is writing/reading the data can do it. If the machine you are writing/reading the data to is using Windows XP SP2 and has an old 5900RPM drive with a small buffer then that can be your problem. Replacing that drive with a new 7200RPM drive and a large buffer will improve your speed immensely.
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28 Jun 2010   #4
jonathon123449

Windows 7
 
 

I am at work now, I will post specs of both machines later on today, Thanks Winstar.
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28 Jun 2010   #5
jonathon123449

Windows 7
 
 

Ok this is for the Windows 7 system:

Code:
   Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
       System Model: P5K
               BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/14/08 13:59:09 Ver: 08.00.12
          Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
             Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
          Page File: 1955MB used, 6233MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
     Name: Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_1048&SUBSYS_82261043&REV_B0\4&18BA0AA4&0&00E5
   Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\l160x64.sys, 2.04.0007.0172 (English), 6/25/2009 03:14:46, 58368 bytes
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28 Jun 2010   #6
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Those specs look good on the Windows 7 machine. What does the Windows XP SP2 machine look like? Is there are reason you have not added SP3 to your Windows XP machine? Make sure your network drivers are up to date on the Windows XP machine.
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29 Jun 2010   #7
jonathon123449

Windows 7
 
 

Code:
   Operating System: Windows XP SP2
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
               BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/14/08 13:59:09 Ver: 08.00.12
          Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
             Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
          Page File: 1955MB used, 6233MB available
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9
     Name: Realtek 1GB Integrated LAN
The reason that SP3 is not installed is because it crashes the system and some directorys do not work after, SP2 will do just fine, when Windows 7 was on XP it had blazing speeds of around 80-90mb from one pc to the other, I originally had Windows 7 on my machine but changed it to XP, then just came back to windows 7, I feel as though this is a constant problem within Windows 7.

Any other steps I can take?, Maybe run some programs to return information back to people on this board?
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30 Jun 2010   #8
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

--Quote from Post #3:
If your drivers are upto date on both machines, and you have CAT5e or better cables between the machines and to the switch and you are still getting poor performance the switch may be the cause. However other factors are: How fast the machine that is writing/reading the data can do it. If the machine you are writing/reading the data to is using Windows XP SP2 and has an old 5900RPM drive with a small buffer then that can be your problem. Replacing that drive with a new 7200RPM drive and a large buffer will improve your speed immensely.
--End Quote

Are your drives 7200RPM? How upto date are the NIC drivers? Are you using CAT5e wiring? Again I have had issues with the Netgear Devices, are you able to swap with another switch for testing?
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02 Jul 2010   #9
jonathon123449

Windows 7
 
 

I think I have found the problem, It may be a problem with the max TCP connections at which my machine can have, is there anyway to increase this?
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03 Jul 2010   #10
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I don't thing that would be your problem, however take a look at this:
Configure the max limit for concurrent TCP connections | Network | Smallvoid.com
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