what transfer rate should I be getting?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by davidwarren, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    I have an all n network, aebs, macbook, iMac and atv, setup as 5gHz n-only. Network utility shows my link speed as 300Mbit/s, however, I am transferring a large (about 7 gig) file from my macbook to my imac, and my output on iStat only shows 5MB/s at the max. I understand there is a difference from megabyte and megabit, but shouldn't my transfer rate be somewhat higher?
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/523.10.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0.4 Safari/523.10.6)

    That's actually really good and about right, I get about 2MB/s but I have a mixed network on 2.4GHz.
     
  3. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    really? for some reason I thought it would be much higher...
     
  4. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/523.10.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0.4 Safari/523.10.6)

    It's the whole megabyte and megabit issue, plus associated bottle necks on both machines. It is faster than you'd get on 802.11g or even b though ;)
     

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