Slow wireless transfer on local network (13.7 Mb/sec)

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  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    According to the Network Utility, I am connecting to my wireless router at 54Mb/sec. I have full bars on the connection also. I did a test transfer of a 1.09GB ISO file, and it takes about 10 min 50 sec. According to my calculations, thats about 1.717 MB/sec or 13.736 Mb/sec.

    Any ideas why my transfer speed is less than 1/4 of the rated 54Mb/sec ? What could I do to improve this or fix it?
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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  3. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, transfer from WinXP machine share to my MacBook Pro.
     
  4. agentphish macrumors 65816

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  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    One will never get 54Mb/Sec using the supposed 54Mb wireless on ANY device.
     
  6. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    I agree with Peace, though transfer to/from a wired machine to/from a wireless machine typically yields slightly better results.

    You will never get 54Mbps xfer rates via wireless...at least not with today's tech.
     
  7. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    XP machine is wired.

    I understand 100% that I will never get 54 Mb/sec. Thats the max it can do and there are to many factors involved to ever get that. The same thing goes for USB 2.0 drives, you will never get 480 Mb/sec that USB 2.0 is rated at.

    13.7 Mb/sec is still really slow, and it seem like I should be getting at least 30 Mb/sec.
     

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