super-slow Mac to PC connection

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  1. sjcaguy macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to move my photo archives (huge, several gigs) onto my iBook, even though I've had the iBook for a while.
    I'm running a Linksys router and the PC is connected via ethernet, while the mac is using AE to connect. I can see the mac just fine from the PC and can move files, it's just painfully slow.

    I tried connecting them directly and it was remarkably slow as well.

    Not sure what the problem is. I have checked settings and everything appears to be fine; both computers are browsing the internet at blazingly fast speeds, so that's not the problem-- the hardware is working fine in each of them.

    I turned the firewall off on the Mac. That didn't speed things up.
    I tried moving an mp3 just now, and it took 3 minutes to move a 4mb file. this can't be right.

    help!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Re: super-slow Mac to PC connection

    What is the data transfer rate of your router? What is the data transfer rate of your PC? Are you using a closed connection between your two machines, or is your network open to other devices? It is my understanding that AE is effectively about 27 Mbps. That is about 1/4 of 100 Base-T. Your transfer rate can only be as fast as the slowest link in your connection.
     
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    things i would try:

    1. resetting the router
    2. swapping out the PC's ethernet cable

    okay, that's not many things.

    directly w/o the router, or through the router w/ no airport?

    if the former, try connecting the ibook to the router w/ a cable and see if that helps.

    what OS is the PC running?
     
  4. sjcaguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    i tried connecting them directly, no router.
    i haven't tried wiring the ibook.
    the router is a "b" standard router.

    the network card in the pc is a 10/100 and its 100 light is lit up.
     
  5. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    take the wifi out of the equation and hook them up via the router. if that doesn't improve it, try the two fixes i listed above. if still no improvement, i'd look at network configuration values on both machines.
     
  6. Crikey macrumors 6502

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    I second the last poster: you are probably seeing typical 802.11b transfer rates. Plug the iBook into your router with an Ethernet cable and it will move much faster.

    Good luck,


    Michael
     

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