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Postby AlexCuse on Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:27 am

I have two windows computers connected to a home network. Laptop (windows 7, 32bit) and desktop (windows server 2008, 64bit). Both are connected wirelessly, the desktop via a Cisco USB wireless adapter (using the ralink drivers for the underlying chipset).

Both can access the internet fine, but copying files between machines is excruciatingly slow. When the laptop was running vista, I did not run into this issue. I installed teracopy on the laptop, that seems to help a little bit but it is still much slower than it should be. The files in question are 240 megs of jpg images. Started copy @ 9:32 and right now (9:47) 135 mb has copied.

Ping times are normal (1-2 ms) when I'm not trying to copy files. When I am in the middle of copying files it gets much slower (hundreds of milliseconds, but it varies) and sometimes times out.

What kind of things should I look for in the effort to speed this up?
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Re: Slow Connection (Between Computers Only)

Postby onpnt on Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:27 am

Tarwn: Yeah yeah, all you do is SELECT * all day long and say "no" to people...Life of a DBA
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Re: Slow Connection (Between Computers Only)

Postby AlexCuse on Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:58 pm

That sounds like the culprit Ted - I will take a look when I get home tonight. Thanks a lot!
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Re: Slow Connection (Between Computers Only)

Postby SQLDenis on Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:04 pm

I smell a blogpost from this
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Re: Slow Connection (Between Computers Only)

Postby AlexCuse on Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:41 am

Ted, I disabled that setting and copied the same files, it finished in 4 minutes or so, which seems a lot more reasonable. Thanks again :)
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Re: Slow Connection (Between Computers Only)

Postby onpnt on Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:00 pm

:) no problem. It was one of the settings I disabled when I upgraded to win 7 myself sense I move things around on my network at home so much
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Re: Slow Connection (Between Computers Only)

Postby AlexCuse on Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:08 pm

Well, I'm glad you ran into it before me. Makes things way easier ;)
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