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TechieJustin
Feb 4, 2010, 02:40 PM
So I'm setting up my mom's MBP 15" and I have all of the MS office 2008 updated on my own MBP 15. I figure I'll just transfer them over to her machine rather than redownload them off Microsoft's site.
When I do that, Both machines are just slower than molasses, and some sites just time out.
I didn't get a chance to check other machines on the network, wired or otherwise.
is AFP known for being lousy on a network?
Snow Leopard is on both machines.



mbestel
Feb 7, 2010, 06:19 PM
Hi,

802.11g is pretty slow to begin with.

If you're maxing out the network transferring a large set of data, it _could_ degrade the browsing performance on both machines.

In order to get this done quickly, try connecting the two machines with an ethernet cable and turn the airport off on one, just to make sure.

With that done, the transfers should complete a lot faster.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Mark