802.11g - Very Very Slow file sharing

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Martin, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Dear all

    I am using Mn-700 base station with 2 mn-730s (desktop)
    and 1 mn-720 (laptop). All computers are running WinXp and
    can connect to the internet and share files with no
    problem.

    Before, the speed of file sharing is ok. However, I have
    experienced very slow file sharing recently. It takes
    about 5 seconds to display the folder and takes very long
    time to share file. But the internet speed is ok as I am
    using cable. I have already configured to 802.11g-mode
    only for all cards and in MSBN software. I am not using
    any firewall programs and I also disable the firewall in
    Winxp. Any idea?

    I just do the following recently and don't know if they
    are related:
    I format 2 of my computers, update all the windows xp
    security patches to the latest(but not upgrage to SP2
    yet), install norton antivirus 2005 in all computers.

    Any specific ports need to be open for file sharing to
    increase speed?

    Thank you so much
     
    Martin, Oct 18, 2004
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  2. Martin

    Joker Guest

    Are you talking about P2P programs or Windows File & Printer Sharing?

    If you are talking about "Windows File & Printer Sharing" & all the
    computers are connected to the LAN side of the router no port forwarding
    is needed. However if you are talking about a program like Kazaa,
    eDonkey, BitTorrent, Etc... you will need to enable port forwarding for
    whatever ports that program uses.
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    Joker, Oct 19, 2004
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  3. Martin

    Martin Guest

    I am talking about window file sharing. It took me 15-20
    seconds to tranfer a 1M file and took 10 seconds to
    display the folder. Any way to speed it up ?
     
    Martin, Oct 20, 2004
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  4. Martin

    Joker Guest

    Install the 842773 update on all Windows XP computers or install SP2 on
    all XP computers. Also uninstall any firewall & anti virus software to
    speed up the connection. I personally don't recommend going without the
    anti virus software because of the security risk involved.

    You might also want to install both ad-aware & spybot search & destroy
    to check for spyware that might be causing this issue.

    One last thing if none of that fixes the problem What speed are you
    connecting at since this is a wireless connection we are talking about.

    Also remember that 802.11g has the same speed limits as 802.11a. More
    information can be found at the following links.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_02july29.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx

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    Joker, Oct 20, 2004
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  5. Martin

    Joker Guest

    I also forgot did you compare it to a 10 Mbps network using a hub? That
    will get about the same speed you are getting on your wireless after all
    the overhead for wireless information & encryption.
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    Joker, Oct 20, 2004
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  6. Martin

    N Guest

    I see this problem a lot with P2P apps. After some time the base station
    gets slow, slow, slow and simply dies. A hard reset is necessary to bring it
    on. I upgraded to latest firmware but it didn't do any good. Is there any
    known issue with high bandwidth transfers? With a lot of clients connected?

    Let me know

    - N
     
    N, Oct 20, 2004
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