Slow File Transfer

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Dale Martin, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. Dale Martin

    Dale Martin Guest

    After a few days of playing around, I somehow made the network of my Desktop
    PC (Win98SE/External Modem) and my Laptop PC (WinXP Home) work together. I
    am using NetGear wireless.

    I can tranfer and work with files both ways. I can access the Internet from
    either machine. It's just like it was before my old Laptop PC (IBM ThinkPad
    600/Win98SE) harddrive crashed and burned.


    Transferring files from the Desktop to the Laptop is miserably slow. If I
    open a 100k sized Excel file located on the Desktop PC, it takes about 2
    minutes for it to load and appear on the Laptop PC.

    I noticed the laptop is checking the file for viruses before displaying the
    file in Excel. The same goes for any file in any application. It is
    downright slow.

    My wireless network connection (peer-to-peer) is running at 11.0 Mbps with
    good signal strength.

    Throughput, on the other hand, seems slow, but I'm not sure if what I'm
    seeing is normal or not. The Rx Throughput when I'm accessing a spreadsheet
    file from the Desktop to open in Excel on the Laptop ranges anywhere from 8k
    to 14k bps. That seems much, much slower than it should be.

    My IBM Laptop, when it was working, didn't exhibit a slow file transfer and
    displaying problem like this. But, I never looked to see what the
    throughput actually was during a file transfer.

    Can anyone advise, please?

    Anyone have any ideas how to correct this slowness?

    Also, how can I stop winxp from checking each file for a virus every time I
    open it?

    Thanks for any help anyone can offer.


    dale martin
    houston, tx
    Dale Martin, Aug 30, 2003
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