Very slow network performance- HELP!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spydr, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. spydr macrumors 6502

    spydr

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    #1
    hello fellows!

    I have set up a lacie ethernet mini 250 gb (fat32) to be used for file sharing between 3 Macs and 3 PCs in our group. The disk is sitting in out 100mbps network in its default network location (in workgroup).
    File transfers from old macs running OS9 and windows NT are executed at blazing speed. But transfers from windows xp and mac os X are very slow. Takes about a minute to transfer 5MB! The ethernet disk is set up to use TCP/IP, appletalk, FTP and HTTP modes for filesharing. Is there tweak I can do to get the same speed as I get from those friggin old Macs and Win NTs on our new computers?!

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    spydr
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    #2
    Are all the computers using the same protocol to copy files (i.e. SMB)?
     
  3. spydr thread starter macrumors 6502

    spydr

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    #3
    OS X mounts the volume as SMB. I am guessing older mac would do appletalk through appleshare. Though appletalk is enabled in the new G5 running 10.3.9, the transfer to and from the SMB mount is painfully slow.

    Would love to get this fixed soon!

    Thanks,

    SPYDR
     

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