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Windows 7: slow networking speeds

29 Apr 2010   #21
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
WORKGROUP is only there for the purpose of resolving NetBios Name..."Wins" should be set as default either.

That's what I meant in those previous posts, by simplifying the network browsing experience.
Err... There is no "workgroup" in DNS spec, the one you see under IPv4 is a "workgroup" wrapper (the one that's tacked on by MS) so that it's network grouping looks like computer.group format, but in practice, it's not like that. Workgroups are only understand by Windows, no other OS that uses DNS understand what workgroup is, unless that other OS is Linux and running SAMBA (which have several NETBIOS/WINS spec implemented in it's SMB core), and SAMBA doesn't use DNS...

In case you don't know, Microsoft have a DNS competing naming system, it's called WINS, which IMHO is somewhat a failure. Windows 2000 and up have WINS for legacy compatibility, other than that - Windows will use DNS naming scheme, which in combination works with NETBIOS over TCP/IP to provide the "Windows network experience". Read more about WINS in Wikipedia...

zzz2496


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29 Apr 2010   #22
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
WORKGROUP is only there for the purpose of resolving NetBios Name..."Wins" should be set as default either.

That's what I meant in those previous posts, by simplifying the network browsing experience.
Err... There is no "workgroup" in DNS spec, the one you see under IPv4 is a "workgroup" wrapper (the one that's tacked on by MS) so that it's network grouping looks like computer.group format, but in practice, it's not like that. Workgroups are only understand by Windows, no other OS that uses DNS understand what workgroup is, unless that other OS is Linux and running SAMBA (which have several NETBIOS/WINS spec implemented in it's SMB core), and SAMBA doesn't use DNS...

In case you don't know, Microsoft have a DNS competing naming system, it's called WINS, which IMHO is somewhat a failure. Windows 2000 and up have WINS for legacy compatibility, other than that - Windows will use DNS naming scheme, which in combination works with NETBIOS over TCP/IP to provide the "Windows network experience". Read more about WINS in Wikipedia...

zzz2496
I'll go reading Wikipedia...

Come on zzz2496, you knew what i meant:

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionar...puter+science)

But for the moment i'm trying to help "MadMax1412" to resolve his issue!
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29 Apr 2010   #23
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yeah, sorry for the silly arguments... I just don't want the OP to misunderstand DNS concept... My apologies.

zzz2496
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29 Apr 2010   #24
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Yeah, sorry for the silly arguments... I just don't want the OP to misunderstand DNS concept... My apologies.

zzz2496
No worries... he will understand!

The hardiest part will be to figure out the SMB Core concept to tweak the registry properly for him to make match all the computers without messing around.
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29 Apr 2010   #25
MadMax1412

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Guys,

Got home last night and only had time to quickly try a few things.

As suggested by zzz2496, I removed the tick from IPv6. Also checked "Jumbo Frames" and it was already disabled.

Tried to do a transfer. Still slow.

Then went to the switch where my 4 "office" computers are linked and swapped the cables going to the Win7 computer and the WinXP computer as I know I have no trouble transferring to the NAS box from WinXP.

Transfers now at between 3MB/s and 4MB/s.

Looks like a possible faulty port (haven't tried a transfer from WinXP now that it's connected to the port that Win7 was in). Will monitor things over the next few days.

BTW, since I've got a gigabyte NIC on my Mobos, if one of the switches was only a 10/100 switch, what would be my theoretical top transfer speed (just roughly will be fine)? The Thecus N2200 has a 10/100/1000 Base-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X connection, so I was thinking even if there was a 10/100 switch between the computer and the N200 NAS, I should be able to get better than 4MB/s

I'll look at the other Workgroup settings you mentioned above to see if that also fixes my Sharing problem.
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29 Apr 2010   #26
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Theoritically, 100Mbps can get you around 8.7 - 11MB/s (at least here at my network, I can get as high as that). If you got slower performance, check your cables, switches, NICs, and Windows NIC adapter settings (you have to exactly check in that order).

zzz2496
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30 Apr 2010   #27
MadMax1412

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well guys, I just got home and decided to check my emails etc. Whilst that was happening I trimmed up some TV shows and went to transfer them to the NAS box and my transfer speed started around 64kb/s and started to drop.

I canceled the transfer and did a restart. Tried the transfer again - still bad - 32kb/s.

Did a power off and power on - still no good.

I can't be bothered looking at this anymore tonight - I've had a long day at work and I'm just over it at the moment. I'll try to look at it over the weekend and let you know how I go.

So disappointed...., so tired of it all.
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