January 2, 2009 at 8:59 pm #160407
I have used an Ethernet cable to connect my netbook to my main vista ultimate 64bit pc to allow file transfer.
I have set a shared folder on the Sammy desktop to copy files to.
The speed I am getting for files transfer is around 2.10 MB/sec according to my desktop PC. As a result large file transfers are taking quite a while.
My main PC is fairly new (June 08) so I assume everything is up to date capability wise. Network card is a Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
I have no previous knowledge of networking. Is this speed reasonable for a wired PC to PC network or could it be a lot faster if I set it up better?
If so any suggestions as to what I might do or a good site to look at to help increase the connection speed?January 3, 2009 at 12:11 am #178361AlfiharParticipant
Well although your desktop computer has a gigabit network card capable of 1000 Mbit/s the NC10’s network card is only capable of 100 Mbit/s so the connection will be at 100 Mbit/s.
Theoretically you could get 12.5 MB/s (100 / 8 = 12.5) however due to overhead this is not possible. 10MB/s should be just about achievable.
Your transfer rate does seem rather slow.
Is the NC10 plugged into the mains and not set to save power?
It seems that some people are experiencing slow transfers when running off of the battery.January 3, 2009 at 12:34 am #178360gecko278Member
I had same problem, try disablng the wifi network first then connect via cable and transfer filesJanuary 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm #178365
Power cable plugged in. For some reason if I disable wifi I am no longer able to connect to the sammy at all.January 3, 2009 at 3:06 pm #178362AlfiharParticipant
Can you run the following command in the Command Prompt (on XP it’s under Accessories)Code:ipconfig /all
on both the NC10 and your desktop and post the results.January 3, 2009 at 3:09 pm #178363PanManMember
slightly easier way
Start|Run|cmdCode:ipconfig /all > config.txt
then still in the DOS windowCode:notepad config.txtJanuary 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm #178366
Cheers for all the advice all.
I went out earlier and before going out I read somewhere about mcafee causing slow network speeds.
In fact it was here top google link for “slow network speed”. http://www.ads-links.com/index.php/how-to-fix-windows-vista-slow-network-transfer.html
I uninstalled the free mcafee that was on my netbook and used the tool available on mcafee’s site to completely remove it.
I just connected netbook to do the above tests and now I’m getting around 11 mb/sec transfer rate.
WTF? It seems a screwy program was causing it to run slow. Anyone know why?January 3, 2009 at 7:09 pm #178364PanManMember
its MacCrappy ’nuff said
(it was probably virus scanning or somnething similar in a really strange way)
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