Apple File Sharing + 802.11g = Slow LAN?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by TechieJustin, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. TechieJustin macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2009
    Pennsylvania, USA
    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.
  2. mbestel macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Try ethernet?


    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.



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