Slow data transfer rate on Synology on external network

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by slick1984, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. slick1984 macrumors newbie

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    Hello - I have a Synology DS115 and when I try to download movies on an external network than what my Synology is connected to, the data transfer speed is really slow. Can soumone help me please?
     
  2. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

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    Whats the upload speed of the connection of the NAS?
     
  3. slick1984 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How and where can I check that?
     
  4. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

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    you need to be connected to the network that the NAS is on and run a simple speed test from a computer or phone such as Speedtest.net. I'm almost willing to be that its the upload speed of the ISP thats limiting you. Most IPS's upload speed is much lower than the download speed. In todays times uploads are becoming more important which is why ISP's are starting to offer symmetrical upload and download speeds.
     
  5. slick1984 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My upload speed is 5mbps but still the download off of external should be as low as 600kbps?
     
  6. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

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    it could be depending on the network condition and other factors. that upload speed just isn't fast enough for server service especially downloading movies which are usually larger files
     

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