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Old Apr 20, 2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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boosting network speed, is it possible?

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
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 11:53 PM   #2
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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?
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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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
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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.
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 10:23 AM   #5
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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
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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.
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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.
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