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Windows 7: Gigabit network SLOW file transfer

26 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7
Gigabit network SLOW file transfer

Hi everyone,

I've got a little networking problem and hope someone can help...

I have a Dell XPS 15Z with gigabit ethernet port, have dgs 1005d gigabit switch and WDTV live hub also with gigabit "capability"... The network cables should be fine...

The issue is that the file transfer (these are usually HD movies) from my laptop to WDTV are rather slow having in mind it's a gigabit network connection... The speed tops 15 MB/s. Same thing if I connect WDTV directly with my laptop. Any advice?

The switch indicates (green light) it has set-up a gigabit connection both with WDTV and my laptop.

I have disabled autotuning, RDC, AV software etc. Tried with jumbo frames, disabling flow control - EVERYTHING

I'm pretty desperate, so if someone out here could help, I would appreciate it...


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27 Oct 2011   #2

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Welcome to SF,

From your computer's Device Manager, locate the Network Adapter, Advanced Tab then find Link Speed and Duplex, change the setting here from Auto Detect to Auto negotiate 1000mbps, see if that helps.
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27 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for the tip. Auto negotiation is turned on. I don't have an option to connect @ 1gbps half/full duplex. But it seems to connect @ 1gbps since the switch indicates so and the connection screen also..
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27 Oct 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Now what is the transfer speed from your laptop to WDTV live hub?
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27 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7

it's between 12-16 MB/s. Almost the same thing when i connect them directly...
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