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Windows 7: Win 7 slow file transfer speed

08 Jun 2010   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

That would probably be the best guess at this point. You might try adjusting the drivers settings to see if any of them makes a difference. You can also try using a different driver. It might be worth adjusting some of the routers settings also.


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08 Jun 2010   #12
Pleb5919

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

What's really odd is that I'm downloading from the Internet right now......in the middle of downloading the virus definitions etc. for Security Essentials.....I'm getting speeds ranging from 1.34 Mbit/s to 2.34 Mbit/s on each of the two machines, which are both doing the update at the same time.

The router definitely *can* go a lot faster than 200 KB/s......but only when it's downloading over the Internet....do it within my network, and it's not doing it.

I had changed a few things like beacon interval on the router, months back, to boost range. But that's about it.

Pleb5919
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08 Jun 2010   #13
Pleb5919

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I just came across an interesting finding.

I've got a Network Meter Windows 7 gadget installed on both machines.

When I try to move the test file from my desktop homegroup to my laptop hard drive, the desktop shows that it's uploading data at anywhere from 500 KB/s to 3.2 Mbit/s.....it seems to bounce up and down.

The Network Meter on the laptop shows similar numbers for downloading.....500 KB/s to 3.2 Mbit/s.

However, the Windows Explorer progress meter for transferring the file still shows 200 KB/s......

So if the Network meter is registering that I'm moving data at up to 3.2 Mbit/s, but Windows Explorer is showing only 200 KB/s, and the actual time it's taking for the file to finish being moved is consistent with the speed being shown by Windows Explorer, what's going on?

Seems like the Network cards and router are doing what they're supposed to...but there's a slowdown in there.

Is there a way to isolate that slowdown?

Pleb5919
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08 Jun 2010   #14
Pleb5919

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Seems like a lot of people are complaining about this....I've found hundreds of posts online of people complaining about slow file transfer. I largely skipped from XP to 7, but apparently this was known in Vista. Maybe the problem was never dealt with?

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08 Jun 2010   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I see those complaints also but have no idea what they are talking about. I have zero problems with transfer speeds. In fact it's much faster for me using Windows 7.
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08 Jun 2010   #16
Pleb5919

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I'm not sure what's going on....I've uninstalled some other files as well....I had ASUS ExpressGate on it, so that's gone as well.

I even tried downloading and using FastCopy, but it's getting similar slow speeds....about 140 KB/s.

It's aggravating, and I don't know what else to do to fix it.

The network seems like it's transferring files quickly.....but it hits file management (ie. Windows Explorer, FileCopy) that it's so slow.

This also causes problems with trying to stream media. When I do it, any videos recorded at a higher bitrate completely stutter...which I shouldn't be getting problems with.

But only when streaming from video files on my HDD to my media extenders. If I download from the Internet, through the router, to my media extenders, it's silky smooth.

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21 Jun 2010   #17
Pleb5919

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

There are even other threads on these boards, with people having the same problem.

I read on some other boards about disabling Remote Differential Compression, but that made no difference.

I've gone through all my drivers, and, AFAIK, everything is up to date.

I read on another message board about two possible fixes:
#2 Log onto machine as administrator, go to command prompt. Run this command:

netsh interface tcp set global chimney=disabled

#3 Log onto machine as administrator, go to command prompt. Run this command:

netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabledHowever....I have no idea what those two commands do. People just say it fixed their problem....but I'm hesitant to start inputting commands at the C:/prompt, if I don't know what's actually being done to my computer (or if it can be reversed).

Pleb5919
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21 Jun 2010   #18
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Just my .02:

I gave up ever doing that stuff and bought a big enough USB pen drive, end of my story, well that and I burn re-writable DVDs too as a 2nd choice, 3rd I got USB to IDE/SATA or a SATA HD docking station that is USB.

I'm paranoid that my router could be easily circumvented and prefer to not give possible access like that.

Maybe I should have toughed it out as a learning experience, but I decided after other wireless networking issues, NO THANKS!

I am directly connected to my router, don't own any laptops, wife and extra old PC are both on wirelessly, and I have my router set to allow only 3 connections, don't use the easily guessed internal default IP mask, and use WEP encryption. (router is getting up there in age, but I am not replacing til it croaks, major headaches...)

In general I just rarely have anything I need to share that can't be emailed.
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22 Aug 2014   #19
Michaelflat1

Win 7 X86 Professional
 
 

Theres a fix sorry its like four years late but type in on search "Turn Features on or off" and click it and disable Remote Differential Compression it will speed it up loads because it does the following

PC #1 Compresses File to save bandwith
PC #2 Decompresses File to make it accessible fast

this is time and CPU comsuming so TURN THE DAMN THING OFF !
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