Network solutions for larger files (read/write via home wifi)

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  1. BeyondMountains macrumors 6502

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    Problem:

    Wait times when opening:
    -Logic Pro file (5.67 GB) - Located on MacPro's hdd (WD1002FAEX SATA 6 Gb/s 3.5 Inch 7200 1 TB 64 MB")

    Open time on rMBP via Wifi: 10minutes
    -once the file loads, i have disk overloads and its not playing
    Open time on Mac Pro (where file is located) 1 minute
    Time to move file from MP to MBP's ssd: 40minutes

    I also have unreasonable wait times when opening photos of 10-20mb or viewing thumbnails in large photo folders.

    1.) Is it possible to stay wireless and access network drives at reasonable times?

    2.) Would it help to move my project files to an external drive and hook it up to time capsule so that both computers can access it? Or will this only be beneficiary if the mbp is wired in with ethernet? (This option also makes me think that the mac pro's read times will slow down

    3.) Any other solution ? Keeping project folders on both computers and syncing them seems like one option but not too practical as hdd space on the MBP is limited.

    Ideally I would have access to all networked files on my MBP via wifi(with instant access) and just keep a select few on the ssd.
     
  2. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    We need to know the details of your wireless network before we can help you increase your wireless throughput. 5GHZ 802.11N is the fastest available today. I can transfer a 5.67GB file in about 4-5 minutes on my 5ghz network. About 3 minutes on a good day.

     
  3. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its a 802.11n(verizon fios) router
     
  4. midtownhd macrumors member

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    You should use your own router for better performance, instead of the modem/router combo Verizon gives you.
     
  5. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    speed test shows 10.61mb down and 2.22 mb up on wireless

    15.20mb down and 3.06 on wired
     
  6. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    speed test is not what you need to be concerned with. you are doing internal lan transfers. it does tell us your wifi is bottlenecking at 10mb/s.

    is your router 2.4ghz or 5ghz? how many and what kind of clients are accessing it? come on, a description of your network is not "verizon fios 802.11n router". :p

    if you have any B- or G-only capable clients connecting to a wireless router, the whole thing will run at the lowest common speed. i have a 5ghz n-only network and a 2.4ghz mixed network for this purpose.

    ps: damn i thought my 40megabit connection was fast :eek:
     
  7. simplekid macrumors member

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    Step 1.

    Buy Airport extreme (latest generation with 3x3x3)

    Step 2.

    Set up 5Ghz network

    Step 3.

    Enjoy blazing fast wifi LAN on your rMBP
     
  8. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your help as I'm new to wireless networking.

    I don't know how to check lan speeds and I'm pretty sure my routers 2.4 ghz but after doing research can't find a definite answer.

    I only have three items running wireless. iphone4 (2.4 i believe) squeeze box (2.4 ghz) and rMBP

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    I have a time capsule 4th gen. Does this work? Can I run 2.4 ghz and 5ghz at the same time while taking advantage of the 5ghz speeds for my mbp?
     
  9. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think I answered some of my own questions. 4th gen time capsule does offer 5ghz and i can set up a dual network between my version router and tc
     
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