slow transfer over Airport.

jaxstate

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I enabled file sharing between my two Mac. One is connected to my WiFi router via LAN connection. The other via Airport Extreme. I tried to transfer a file from the LAN connected Mac to the Airport connected Mac. My transfer only got up to 2M? Anyone know what could be the problem.
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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The MAX theoretical speed you could get is ~6MB/second.. and typically, you'll only get 1/3 to 1/2 of that speed.
Which (could) would come out to about 2MB/second. If you need it to be faster, hook up with 2 cat-5s to the router, or FW target mode.
 

eva01

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Feb 22, 2005
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Gah! Plymouth
yellow said:
The MAX theoretical speed you could get is ~6MB/second.. and typically, you'll only get 1/3 to 1/2 of that speed.
Which (could) would come out to about 2MB/second. If you need it to be faster, hook up with 2 cat-5s to the router, or FW target mode.
2MB per second is exactly what i get took just over a minute for a 125MB file to transfer
 

jaxstate

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Thanks for the info. I don't really need for it to be faster, I just wanted to make sure it was the speed it was suppose to be.