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mrgreeneyes
Apr 20, 2009, 07:13 PM
hi,

on my network, i have a windows pc, a macbook an xbox and a apple tv.

and when i transfer files from my mac to the pc and vice versa it is painfully slow, and the same goes for my apple tv.

is there something i can do to boost my network speed?

thanks



ChrisA
Apr 20, 2009, 11:53 PM
is there something i can do to boost my network speed?


What kind of physical network is this 100BaseT? Wireless "g"? How is it setup. Have a router or a switch?

mrgreeneyes
Apr 21, 2009, 11:16 AM
What kind of physical network is this 100BaseT? Wireless "g"? How is it setup. Have a router or a switch?

its a wireless "G" router

jampat
Apr 21, 2009, 11:49 AM
Cable connections (ie Cat5 or Cat6) will be faster than wireless connections. If cable is not an option Wireless N is way faster than G. You would need a new router, N card for the PC, Xbox would be the same speed as it would still be G, and Apple TV I have no experience with.

mrgreeneyes
Apr 22, 2009, 10:23 AM
Cable connections (ie Cat5 or Cat6) will be faster than wireless connections. If cable is not an option Wireless N is way faster than G. You would need a new router, N card for the PC, Xbox would be the same speed as it would still be G, and Apple TV I have no experience with.

i actually just looked at my router and it is a wireless "N" router

Consultant
Apr 22, 2009, 10:45 AM
Unless you make it N only, if there are G devices network will stay at G speed.

Wireless speed is slow for transferring large files. Use ethernet cable instead.

jampat
Apr 23, 2009, 08:23 AM
I'm running a TC and I have wireless N to the MBP while a wii and some other devices connect at G, I have no problems. I think the N only situation only affects some routers.