Why am I getting such a low Local Network file transfer speed?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alexreich, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. alexreich, Sep 24, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011

    alexreich macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2011
    Hey guys, Alex here.

    I recently installed a Gigabit PCI card into my PowerMac server, to try and get some faster LAN file transfers. After I installed it, I connected to my Server via Mac Mini, and downloaded a folder full of Music. The peak download rate was only 2.2MB (according to iStat menus on my Mac Mini) :(

    My Mac Mini is connected via a Wireless-N connection, and my Server is plugged directly into my AirPort Extreme via CAT5e wire from it's Gigabit port.

    I think my local download speeds should be a lot faster. What's the deal?

    Thanks for any input!
    -Alex :apple:

    EDIT 1: I am running Net Monitor on my PowerMac server, and I am peaking at 1.9MB/s on transmit rate. So frustrating :(

    EDIT 2: Just downloaded a file with the server connected to my router via my server's Fast Ethernet port, peak transmit rate was 2.6MB/s. What the hell man.....

    EDIT 3: Found my own solution. Close thread.
  2. ZProphete macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2012
    what is your solution ?

    Hi alexreich,

    Sorry to take back this old topic :p
    I have the same rate in local between my mac and a pc.

    Can you say what you found as solution ?

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