boosting network speed, is it possible?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by mrgreeneyes, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    What kind of physical network is this 100BaseT? Wireless "g"? How is it setup. Have a router or a switch?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its a wireless "G" router
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i actually just looked at my router and it is a wireless "N" router
     
  6. macrumors G5

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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.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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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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