Copying files over the network on Wifi slower on my MBA vs W7 Laptop

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tonynz, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. tonynz, Aug 16, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012

    tonynz macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I have the current setup:

    - Windows 7 laptop network cabled into the router with a USB 2.0 harddrive
    - I can get over 10MB/s if I network cable another W7 laptop into the router and copy a file.
    - Using the same laptop over Wifi to copy another file, I can get about 2.4MB/s
    - HOWEVER if I use my Macbook Air over Wifi to copy the same file, it's only about 1.2MB/s

    So what could be wrong?
  2. stchman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    What method are you using to copy the files from the cabled laptop to the MBA?
  3. tonynz thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Umm it's in my Finder so I just browse and drag and drop.

    Is there a faster way?
  4. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    I believe Apple artificially reduce file copying speed as they are trying to move to a fileless ecosystem.
  5. twintin macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    With my new MBA 2012, last time I tested I got around 7 MB/s (56 Mbps/s) download speed over WiFi downloading from a WHS NAS to my SSD. I use an AirPort Base Station from 2007 as a router.

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