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Windows 7: Share large files over the local LAN network?

19 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Share large files over the local LAN network?

Guys is there any way I can share large amount of files over the network?

I tried sharing the folder over the network but that gives a max speed of 2 MB/s. Is there anything I can do to get faster speeds?

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19 May 2015   #2

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

How are the computers connected to the network? Wired or wireless?

If wired, use good quality Cat5 or better cable. Ensure computers/routers have gigabit speed ports. How long is the cable run?

If wireless, what wifi standard are the adapters and router using, 802.11 N? How far are the computers from the router?

Are you sharing these files or just trying to copy them? If just copying, try a program like teracopy to see if it will provide better performance.
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19 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

What I use because of my frequent need is a WDC NAS/Network Attached Storage plugged into my Router via Ethernet cable. I can store, read and write files using Win7, Win8.1, Win10TP, Mac OS X and Linux computers, both Wired and Wireless/Wi-Fi. One nice thing is that no single computer has to be running to do it as would be necessary using an attached USB drive.
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