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Slow speeds copying files locally on a network drive

Q: Slow speeds copying files locally on a network drive

I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the network computer sends the file to my remote computer, which sends it back to the same network computer. This means it takes ages to copy large files because they go over the network completely unnecessarily. Is there a way to fix this issue? Can I tell Windows not to transfer files across the network when it's unnecessary? Thanks for any help!

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A: Slow speeds copying files locally on a network drive

Quote: Originally Posted by Altay

I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the network computer sends the file to my remote computer, which sends it back to the same network computer. This means it takes ages to copy large files because they go over the network completely unnecessarily. Is there a way to fix this issue? Can I tell Windows not to transfer files across the network when it's unnecessary? Thanks for any help!

Need a ton more info

Are you using "homegroup"

How is the folder set up? is it a simple share. or more advanced

Do you have a win 7dvd to do a repair install?


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I am trying to copy a large file from upstairs to my pc downstairs accross the wireless network. The file is almost 7GB. I am on vista and the pc upstairs is on xp, a few days ago I copied the file upstairs to another xp machine upstairs and it only took around 45 min.

Copying it to the vista machine is taking ages its only copying at 312KB/ sec. I read another thread on this and have tried this two options

netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
untick Remote differential Compression.

but they did not seem to speed it up, I turned off my windows firewall in vista and that made it speed up a little bit but nothing much.

Is there anything I can do to speed it up? I left my pc on over night to copy the file but when I woke up there was a message saying it was having trouble accessing the file and gave me the option to try again, this just started the copy from the start!

Attached is a screenshot of the networking tab in task manager, if anyone can help me I will be really greatful because at the moment it's going to take 4h 15min while xp to xp took 45.

A:Copying files accross network really slow

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Hi there,

Can someone tell me why Windows Explorer is so darn slow copying exe files from a network drive. Using a command prompt it only takes about a second, but it takes close to forever and a half when I use Windows Explorer.

I should mention that this only happens to .exe files, other files copy fast. I found this to happen on 3 different machines. It does not seem to be a firewall, ant-spyware or anti-virus issue, but who knows...


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Hi All,

I have a strange problem with my 54mbit wireless connection in my laptop.

example :

1. I have two 3 Gig files that I want to copy to another PC, if I drag and drop both the files together the copy is really slow (300 minutes to complete)

2. However if I drag and drop one of the files and as this is copying I drag the other file at the same time so I have two copying at the same time the files copy in approx 30mins !!

If I look at Windows Task Manager / Networking in the first instance when both files are copied together I get approx 9% network utilisation, but in instance 2 where I have to copies going at the same time the network utilisation jumps to appros 40%.

Any idea why when I have 1 drag & drop copy session it is very slow but with two the copy are fast ?...



A:Slow Wireless Network copying single files

That's a bit odd, can't say exactly why you see that.

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when i copy or move files from my a dvd or cd to my hard drive

Im getting transfer rates of approx 1.5Mbs. This is taking ages !

Ive looked throgh the forums and made sure my dvd drive is in DMA mode. and also turned off "remote differential compression" in the windows features via control panel.

Im still getting the the slow transfer rate..

please someone help!
im running windows vista home premium

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guys recently my copy speeds have reduced significantly it takes about five minutes to copy 1.4gb within my hard disk.... i have used tera copy but it is still slow .... and copying gets freezed at 5 seconds remaining but after about 3 minutes it closes and files have been copied.... please help me out guys ..... thanx

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What antivirus tool are you using?

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I am running Asus DRW-2014L1T under Windows Vista Home Premium X64 with the latest firmware update v1.02, recently I am experiencing slow copy speeds of DVD medias. A single layer DVD takes minimum 15 mins to copy .
I am running a Intel Q6600 on MSI P35-Platinum Combo with 4GB RAM. Please do help guys

A:Asus DRW-2014L1T - Slow copying speeds

Hi, ragsbava, and welcome to the forums.

Did you read the sticky at the top of these very forums? The exactsame burner is listed *in the title*.

Please search before just posting away.

I won't close this (yet) *just in case* none of those fixes work.

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My adventures with vista have been quite entertaining and I would like some feedback about one solution I have seen many attempts to fix in all the wrong places about the slow copying of files between drives and networks...

Goto Control Panel and open "Programs and Features" then click "Turn Windows Features on or off" (found on the left) then scroll down and untick "Windows DFS replication service" then click OK and Reboot.

For myself file operations are instantly increased to maximum speed between hard-drives and over the network, I just need it confirmed before I move on to the next problem.

Please post your results.

A:Slow file copying/speeds fixed?

Hi dmex,

I can confirm this. That's one of the first things I did after setting up Vista. I noticed the performance boost. However, for transfers performance increases on your hard drive to say your cd/dvd drive and etc. have you tried step 1 at this link? The other steps help to some, but not like the 1st one. I found it to instantly increase the flow rate by a noticable difference.


Hope this helps,

Here's a link for more info. on DFS that might help you.


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Hi tech guys,

I recently purchased an iomega home network hard drive NAS for storing and streaming movies etc.

My issue is this; my windows pcs recognise the drive, and assigns a different drive for each of the folders (eg movies, pictures etc) but when I copy from one folder to another it takes AGES, not exceeding 1.5mb per second. Is this a problem with the setup or are the write times dreadful on these things?

Thanks in advance for any help...


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Hi Guys,

Having a weird problem with a LaCie 1TB Network space. It is plugged into my router and i can see it on my windows 7 computer, map its folder as a network drive and even create folders/new word documents on it.

However whenever i try and copy a file larger than a few kB my entire computer freezes (completely unresponsive). The computer recovers fine on a hard reboot.

Any Ideas?
Also my computer freezes after being left on for a while (this may be due to utorrent, saw some mention of it causing windows to crash after an hour).


A:Windows Freezes when Copying Files to LaCie Network Drive

well...have u tried copying a large file with utorrent off?

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I just found this webpage containing "tool" that claim to speed up file transfere:

15 Free File Copy Tools Tested for the Fastest Transfer Speeds

Are there any side effects or consequences to speeding up file transfere?

To me it looks a bit fishy that Microsoft did not 'discover' this speedup technique and incorportate it into Windows

A:Do you believe in/trust software that speeds up copying/moving files?

Of all the copy tools listed, the only one I have personally used is TeraCopy. It worked flawlessly with no issues. It's also listed in the Forum's "Free Great Programs" section. (Since everything is listed alphabetically you'll have to scroll through several pages of programs. Or, click Ctrl+F to open a "find" window and type in TeraCopy to go right to it.)

As to why Microsoft doesn't incorporate these things into their OS, I have no clue.

FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 [2]

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I decided to do a backup of my data, because I will be formatting my laptop. I'm using a WD elements 1TB hard drive (usb-powered). While it does support USB 3.0, my laptop doesn't. It is half full, still has about 400GB of free space.

My problem is, when I'm copying any files onto it, the speed drops below 1MB/s and I'm not sure why. Is it because the disk is half full? It is a real pain to copy the files and folders one after another, waiting for each one to finish...

Edit: For some reason it now copies at 10-20 MB/s...

A:Painfully Slow Speed When Copying Files Onto an External Hard Drive

Copy speed varies depending on the size of the files being copied.

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i have a 750GB western digiital external hard drive that i recently obtained or bought. when am copying files to it, the speeds are okay but when it comes to copying the
same files from it to say another laptop, it copies for some files normally but some are very slow whwn copying them. it recently also created another partition 230GB yet its capacity is 750GB. if anyone could me with this problem. am out of ideas. thank you
in advance for the help.

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recently reinstalled xp home ed. How do I disable prompt to save, open, cancel. Did not have this problem before reinstalling xp. I just want to be able to play the mp3 file from my external drive off the web page without the prompt

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I'm using a hub and have 2 different computers hooked up to it, mine being the server. I don't know what kind of network you would classify it as but I'm using it to ftp files to different computers, hope this makes since. But anyway, whenever I hook the cable directly computer to computer I get transfer speeds of about 9-10mb but whenever I run it through the hub I don't get anything over 1mb. Anyone have any idea why the hub would be slowing things down?


A:Slow Network Speeds

Replace it with a 10/100 switch or if you are on broadband, a router with built-in 10/100 switch.

Hubs let through selective traffic from one user at a time, whereas switches let through all traffic simultaneously.

It also sounds as if you have some slow 10MB NICs. Replace these with 10/100 NICs

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Currently have a WiFi network setup for internet. Both computers connect to the router via WiFi Dongles. Which is running no problems.

Each computer is then plugged into a network switch (cheap 4 port stand alone unit) via Ethernet cables (gigabit ports) and into the switch I have also have a WD My Cloud.

Having various issues, such as unidentified network, network being defaulted back to public, the ip addresses I have assigned being reset to obtain automatically and only getting transfer speeds of 3MB/s

Running windows 10. No home group/work group setup, have 1 drive on the other computer shared and mapped as a network drive.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated


A:LAN Network Slow speeds

update, problem fix with the following. Thanks 100MB/s on large files

Originally Posted by liqetsia911

This seemed to work for me:

Disabling “Large Send Offload (LSO)”

Large Send Offload is a technique of improving network performance while at the same time reducing CPU overhead. Apparently it does not work very well, so it was suggested to disable it. If you would like to know about LSO, check this MSDN article from 2001 (Task Offload (NDIS 5.1) (Windows Drivers)).

LSO is an option located in a Device Manager under your network adapter, so this solution requires Administrator Privileges.

Follow these steps:
1.Open Start Menu, right-click on Computer and select Properties
2.Under Control Panel Home located on the left side of the window click on Device Manager
3.You will get a list of all devices on your machine. Expand Network Adapters.
4.Find your Network Card and double-click on it.
5.Select Advanced tab. You will get a list filled with different options.
6.Select Large Send Offload V2 (IPv4) and set the value to Disabled
7.Do the same for Large Send Offload V2 (IPv6) if it is available
8.Click OK

After clicking OK, tried to send a file over the LAN network. Transfer speed started very slow, but it was gradually picking up speed. Decided to restart the computer and try to send that file again and this time it worked like a charm.

Now that sending of files worked as it should, also checked speed for receivi... Read more

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Having continuous problems with freezing and slow data transfer and am wondering if it malware or something.DDS logDDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by User at 14:08:01.81 on Fri 04/09/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1279.944 [GMT 10:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\BORGChat\BORGChat.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilterC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\... Read more

A:slow network transfer speeds _ PC1 on network

Hello jolly_tas,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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I have created an ad hoc wireless network by the name "Trial1" and created a network key as "letstry99".

Now I am trying to login to this network from other computer which is in the same room at 5 ft distance. This ad hoc network appears in the list of available networks. When I try to login, it asks for the network key. I provided network key and then confirmed it, now when I click connect, instead of getting connected to first computer I am getting pop up window mwssage.
In the title bar of the pop window it says "Wireless configuration"
In the message it reads "The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters."

Then I changed network key to "letstry99999" (i.e. exactly 13 ascii characters) and now I am able to connect to the ad hboc wireless network of first computer.

Does it mean that network key has to bne exactly 5 or 13 ascii characters and nothing else than that. If not, then "letstry99" network key has ascii characters between 5 and 13 ascii characters, then why am I getting this kind of message ?

But now I can not browse files of fisrt computer from second computer or vice versa.

When I am connnected to ad hoic network and open network and sharing center, I see only one link "My computer -> internet" which is broken. Usually the link diagram ... Read more

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Hi guys,
I have three computers on my home network:
(a) desktop in the office with ASUS USB-N53 adapter
(b) new desktop in the office with fairly old Broadcom PCI 802.11g adapter
(c) media box hooked up to TV hard wired to router

I recently mapped a drive on system A so that it could be shared with system B (they are side by side). Unfortunately, upon trying to transfer files the speeds are terrible! I am only getting between 500kb/s and 1mb/s.
Is this due to my relatively old wireless G adapter?

thanks :S

A:Slow Transfer Speeds over Network

It could be. You really need to use on both desktops wired connections. If you are going to use Wifi and transfer large files. You may want to invest into a Wireless-ac router and same for the adapters for the computers.

Wireless transfers only go as fast as the slowest connection.

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Hey everyone. Computer is an X1 Carbon Gen4 with Win10 Pro. No recent modem/router changes. No software changes. No updates available through TVSU (at least that's what it says.. I use to have updates available every couple of days and it's said there were no packages available for my system for almost a month now)/Lenovo website. Windows updates current. All drivers should be current. For some reason, only on this laptop, I'm getting around 50Mbps down instead of my normal 230Mbps down. Just started within the past couple days. It's not location related, I've eliminated that possibility. I powercycled the modem and router. I did a factory reset on the router. I tried using Google's DNS (I had to do that on my MBP to get the correct speeds out of it on the 5Ghz network) and it didn't change. My upload speeds are normal at 20-23Mbps. Any idea? My iPhone and MacbookPro are getting correct speeds.


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A:Slow D/L Speeds on 5Ghz Network

Forgot to mention I tried resetting the TCP/IP stack and flushing the DNS and those didn't work either.

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I have been testing transfer speeds of files onto a number of different hard drives across my network.

I notice significant speed loss when copying files onto the drives when compared to when they are plugged directly into the machine; 2-3MB/s over network versus 100-110MB/s directly plugged into my machine. I expect a speed drop in transfer rates as the connection is over the network instead of direct connection - but I am surprised at the size of the difference. Does anyone know if this is expected?

The router has a USB port in the back to which I can attach a hard drive or a flash drive. This then allows me to access this drive from any laptop or machine attached to my home network. It's a type of NAS without being actually being a NAS.

So the hard drive has all my media on it and sits under the router. My Plex server (on a standalone machine) uses the files on the hard drive connected to the router to stream my media. There are no issues with playback - so I assume no problems with the read speed. It works an absolute charm!

The issue comes about where I want to add new stuff to the hard drive. Transferring files by copying and pasting to the network drive via Windows explorer takes an absolute age. It rarely makes it past 3MB/s. Quickest thing to do is unplug the hard drive from my router and plug back into my machine, copy the new stuff onto drive and plug back into the router. This defeats the purpose of having it attached to my router in the first place thoug... Read more

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So when transferring files from one pc to another using copy and paste, why does it only say 2-3 maybe 5-6 or so..

Iím using windows vista, but itís the same in XP when I was using it. I share a folder on network, browse to this shared folder using another PC on the network (same workgroup) and i copy and paste say a 600mb file. The transfer speed reports (in vista. xp donít have this feature) that its around 3mb/s or so, whatever it says, itís not "what it should be" regardless if its 100mbit(10MB/S) or gbit(100MB/s) network.

Now on the advanced config of the network adapter there are various settings that control the network adapter. Does one of these determine the overall speed or the transfer? Maybe a firewall or router is slowing the transfer; therefore a port should be opened? is so what port? Or are speeds slow due to windows..but where can I find information about such a bug, i mean iv looked and looked.

maybe Iím just not googleing the right thing

so anyway if someone knows anything that could help me speed up the transfer of data between two pc's on a windows network, It would be a great help.

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Win XP Pro SP2
Hey everyone. I have an issue that's driving me nuts. All of a sudden my internet download speed seems to have dropped. But, when viewing my connection or doing online speed tests, the speeds are actually great. I cannot stream video most of the time and images take longer than ever before to load. Web pages sometimes load fast and other times they will hang for a little while before downloading. If I try to download a file, my download box pops up but takes at least a minute or two to begin showing progress. Its as if im behind a proxy or something. The real kicker is that when im in safe mode with networking my speeds are great. My actually system is working as smooth as ever. Any suggestions here?



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Hello everyone,
I have 3 or 4 devices connected via a wireless connection, 2 of which are in the same room. Roughly a week ago, my desktop (Vista OS) started to suffer from severely reduced download speeds (5-30kb/s), while my laptop (also Vista OS) which is on the same wireless network continues to run at normal speeds (500kb/s-1mb/s).

I have tried a system restore, scanning for viruses, updating/disabling antivirus and firewalls, connecting directly to LAN, changed wireless interface speed from g to b to mixed, changed wireless channels from 1-6-11, nothing seems to work.

I have a Thomson TG782T router with a D-Link wireless card (which is rather old). I will be happy to post system specs if it helps diagnose this problem.

Please feel free to move this if it should be in the hardware section, I'm thinking it may be a hardware issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Slow speeds on PC which shares wireless network

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hi folks, was wondering if the networking gurus here could shed some light on a pesky network speed issue that's been bugging me for a while now.
I have some large files that I'm trying to transfer over an 802.11n network via various high end routers and max transfer speed I get over all of them is 45Mbps, even though the routers are very close by and the
Link speed on both laptops is 300Mbps.

First laptop is a Dell M6700 with Windows 7 Professional, with Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205 a/b/g/n wireless card , driver Date 6/16/2013, v , provided by Microsoft.

Second laptop is an Asus Q325UA (UX370UAR) with Windows 10 Home with Intel Dual Band AC8260 wireless card. (Driver Date 3/19/18, v, provided by Microsoft).

Between them I have a Linksys EA6350 router with latest firmware, supporting  both 2.4 and 5ghz.  and have set the network to 5ghz,  Since the Windows 7 Intel Centrino cannot support AC protocol, I have set the 5ghz network to Auto.  The
router has the latest firmware.
Network utilization seems to be only about 15%. 

Per article at https://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/05/windows-10-limiting-internet-speed/
Setting netsh interface tcp set global autotuning = disabled         and restarting both laptops, I now show on both laptops:  "Receive Window
Auto-Tuning Level"  = disabled.

Further, on Windows 7, I can turn off the Advanced "Large Sen... Read more

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I've just bought a Yoga 930. It's a nice machine but for some strange reason network transfer speeds to our NAS are really slow.The Yoga is connected to a gigabit network via a USB-C dock (40A90090UK).The desktop this replaced would transfer to our NAS at a consistent ~113MB/s. The Yoga, on a good day, is achieving 13-19MB/s sometimes dropping to 4-5MB/s. I've disabled the AV but that made no difference. No difference when I boot into safe mode with networking either.I have a MIIX 720 which is pretty much identical to the Yoga from a software perspective and is connected to the network via the same type of USB-C dock. The MIIX achieves the same network transfer speeds as my desktop did.To eliminate everything but the machines I just swapped them over, i.e. plugged the Yoga into the MIIX's dock and the MIXX into the Yoga's dock. The MIXX continued to transfer to the NAS at ~113MB/s and the Yoga at it's normal pitiful speed. So it's not anything external, it's the Yoga and I'm at a loss.Anyone any ideas what to try to resolve this please?Thanks.Kevin

A:Yoga 930 Slow Network Transfer Speeds

Just a wild guess, but I have seen in the past where due to the case design, or the mounting of the USB port internally, some USB 3.0 cables will simply not insert far enough into the USB 3.0 port to actually contact the rear pins needed for USB 3.0, and thus it will only connect at USB 2.0, which being 10 times slower might explain you slow speeds.    You might try another USB 3.0 cable, or I have even trimmed back the cover a bit to expose more of the connector to permit it to insert further into the port.     Basically if the cable inserts up to the plastic contacting the case and you have none of actual plug visible, it could be suspect.    Best of luck,  Edit:   Also, check for any BIOS or device driver updates, and whether Device Manager shows any errors related to USB 3.0 hubs etc. 

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I am transferring some files over my network using the Python SimpleHTTPServer on a Xubuntu box.


python -m SimpleHTTPServer
The server is a mediocre, 4-5 year old machine AKA David. I don't have the exact specs to hand but it was bargain bucket in 2009

The client is a big powerful monster of a machine. Big games rig. AKA Goliath.

The router has a theoretical transfer speed of 300Mb/s. It's a TP-Link TL-WR841N.

My actual non-concurrent download speed is ~ 4Mb/s.

This isn't really my area and I was wondering if anyone can explain why this is? All connections are via Ethernet cable. David is connected via Ethernet. Goliath is connected via Ethernet to a Powerline Adapter which in turn is Ethernet connected. Over wireless, I am getting ~1.5Mb/s.

I'm not expecting the full theoretical maximum but surely better than 4Mb/s? Is there anyway to improve this? Why am I getting such a slow connection? I'm interested in the academic side of things here as well as the technical solution (if any)

My theory is that my rubbish-y old network card is throttling. Possible?


A:Solved: Slow-ish transfer speeds over network

Several things here. First, the NIC(s) used can affect the speed, even the driver version can have an affect. Second, how each NIC is connected and configured (ie: 10half, 10Full, 100half, 100Full, etc.).

Verify the configuration end to end. Also, the router itself, and in this configuration, the powerline adapter can/are likely further reducing the speed.

Try moving everything to the same room and test. ie: David > short ethernet > router > short ethernet > Goliath

That will give you the best possible results with your current hardware (assuming there aren't any configuration issues).

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My PC's network card is configured as 100 Mbps
My NAS Drive is configured as 100 Mbps

My Home Hub 3 shows both connected at 100 Mbps, yet I'm getting a maximum of 1.3M transferring a file to the NAS.

Is there any way I can increase this ?
I get the same speed from my 20Mbps download from my DSL.

A:Slow Network Transfer Speeds on Local LAN

Your hub is probably whats causing the problem. Hubs are only able to run in 1/2 duplex mode so your speed is only 50 mbps.

100 Mbps (Mega bits per second) connection maximum theoretical speed is 12.5 MBps (Mega Bytes per sec)

A hub that runs in 1/2 duplex mode runs at 50 Mbps = 6.25 MBps

This is theoretical maximum speeds.

To increase you speeds i would suggest replacing your hub with a switch. If you want to increase it more add gigabit hardware to all your machines. That will give you a maximum of 125 MBps. On my Gigabit network I normally see network transfer speeds around 70-100 MBps.

I hope this helps.

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I got my Fiber line installed about 2 months ago. The offer I pay for says 1Gbits/s down and 200Mbits up. Naturally, I've never even gotten close to those speeds. At first, when the guy did his thing, I didn't have an Ethernet cable on hand (despite being a network and IT student...I know, the irony), so I used the router's Wifi. I was averaging 70 Mbits down. At first, I was thinking, 'this seems a bit low'...for fibre of course). I went into lectures the next day and people said, you may need to wait for your line to be properly activated...this seemed plausible, so I waited. The next week I stuck an RJ45 on some CATVE and immediately went to average 500Mbits/s (688Mbits/s record). Now, this is great, but it's still half of what I'm paying for.

However, for the past 2 days, I've been having problems. My Desktop (after coming out of sleep) always has the yellow triangle symbol over the wireless icon (faulty ethernet cable so was back to WiFi). I disconnect and reconnect to find the same problem. I restart the wireless on the router, to find the problem is persisting. Only after 3-5 tries does it work. My phone too has been having trouble connecting to WiFi (Authentification problem).

The original CAT5 cable has since 'developed' a problem and has been changed. The Pc hasn't been having the connection problem out of sleep, but Chrome is very slow to do anything. Youtube loads every other time, social media too. I... Read more

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Hey guys, this has been bothering me for SO long, please help!!. Ok, so on my home network, I have my Vista laptop (which is the computer I'm on now, and mainly use) and an XP Desktop machine. I use my XP computer to download all of my music, so whenever I get new music, I want to transfer it to my laptop. On my laptop, I have a shortcut to my desktop's music folder, which is a shared folder, so I can easily transfer songs and what not. Here is my problem: Whenever I try to copy/transfer a NEW song from my desktop over to my laptop, an error comes up saying "You need permission to perform this action". The reason I bolded "new" is because the error only comes up when I try to copy a new song over to my laptop! If I copy a song older than around 2 weeks, it works perfectly, no errors or anything. Trust me, I have all the sharing options enabled and everything like that. The new songs are able to be shared and they aren't "read only". So whenever I get a new song and need to put it on my laptop, I always have to go on my desktop computer, copy and paste the song (make a duplicate) to another shared network folder, then go on my laptop and copy it from there, and that works. I have no idea why. So my question in a nutshell, why can I not transfer NEW songs from one computer to another, unless I make a duplicate of the file, over my home network?


A:Copying *NEW* files over my network?!?

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I have a small home network in which I often copy or move files from one computer to another.

Recently I noticed that there is a problem copying MPG and WMV files from other computers to one running Vista Home premium. I get the message: "You must have permission to perform this action".

Permission from whom? I am the administrator. There is no problem performing this action with TXT, DOC, JPG, EXE or any other file type. What is the problem with these video file types and how do I fix it?

My present work around is copying to a flash drive and using that copy to transfer MPG and WMV files to the Vista computer.

A:Copying files over network

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I have two PCs running XP Pro networked with a router and
DSL connection. PC1 is an ftp server. I can copy and
paste from PC1 to anywhere on the network no problem, but
from PC2 I cannot copy files from PC1. I get the
following error:
"Cannot copy (filename): Cannot find the specified file.
Make sure you specify the correct path and file name."

I have re-setup the network several times, and put another
PC on the network, it could not copy from PC1 either.
There is no firewall other than the router.

Thanks for any help.


I am running XP Pro on both

A:Copying files over network

Actually, you may have the XP firewall running, which would screw up the works.

Right click on My Network Places, select Properties.
Right click on Local Area Network, select Properties.
Select the advanced tab, and turn off the firewall.
Do this on both machines.

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I have recently setup a wireless network at home. I am using a Belkin 54g router. My Desktop is directly connected to the router with a cat5 cable and the laptop is "hooked" up using wireless.

I wanted to transfer some files from the desktop to the laptop but it takes a very long time to transfer. For example a 1gig file takes about 20mins. I thought the speed was 54Mbs, so why does it take so long to transfer?
I tested the intenet speeds on both the desktop and laptop and they come out the same. My internet connection on both the Desktop and laptop is at 2.3Mbs(as expected). The laptop is showing that its speed is at 54Mbs. But I don't think internet connection speed should matter in this case because all i'm doing is transfering files between 2 networked computers.

I'm just confused because I expected the files to move over rapidly. Can someone tell me what I can do to solve this problem.


A:Very slow speeds when transfering files using wireless

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So, I know that at one point in the past my Home Network File Transfer Speeds use to be better than what I'm getting at the moment.

I'm by no means Network Savvy, so please bare with me. I know enough just to get into trouble.

Question 1
From what I've been told your Home Network Speeds can be put to a screeching halt if you have a device that is particularly slower than most of your other devices (ie. a 802.11b device where most of the devices on your network are /g or /n. or a 10/100 device where most others are 10/100/1000) Is this true?

My Setup:
I have 2 fairly new Toshiba Satellite Laptops (802.11n) that are almost always connected via WiFi and not LAN.
I have 1 D-Link DIR 865L AC Router centrally located in my home for the best reach of signals.
I have 1 WD My Book Live 2TB NAS connected directly to my Router via Ethernet.
I have 1 Samsung Series 6 Smart TV
I have 1 D-Link Baby Monitor connected via WiFi (802.11b I "THINK")
I have 1 iPad Mini, 1 iPhone 6, and 1 Samsung Galaxy S5 that are all also connected.
All my Ethernet Cable is Cat 5e, hard to find 6 where I live.
My Router Channel is manually set to 11 (best possible) due to conflicting Home Networks around my area.
Router Mode is set to Mixed Mode (a, b, g, n) All of my devices except our 2 phones fall into this category.
Both of my Computers are joined in a Home Group.

Now, here are my current speeds.

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A:Slow File Transfer Speeds over Home Network

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I have tryed Remote Differential compression, changing of services (turning off), updated lan driver and changed duplex but still no good,

the PC I am copying the file from is a windows XP SP2 machine and running through a netgear switch, previous Digilink,

Can anyone help me get this working properly?

Atheros L1 Gigabit ethernet

Windows 7 64bit.

A:Slow network transfer speeds from windows XP machine.

i think you go with hardware engg. to solve your problem!!

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I'm wondering if there's any way I can increase the data transfer speed between 2 of my computers on my wireless network. I'm seeing about 1.25MB/s according to the box that shows you the speed/duration of a file transfer. I'd love to even triple this tiny speed because I am trying to transfer nearly 500GB between my computers before I hit the road again (I'm a truck driver). Thanks.

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I have no idea why this is occurring. I have full wi-fi signal and I have a fast broadband connection.

Every now and again the connection speed to just one PC drops to a point where there is almost no activity. I get various "connection timed out" and "DNS lookup failed" errors, then after about 10 minutes of frustration everything works again.

I know this problem is isolated to just this one PC as I have done Internet speed tests from another computer.

I have tried using different wireless cards, resetting the router, changing DNS servers. Nothing has worked.

A:Inconsistent (slow) Internet speeds only on one PC in home network


go to start > run > type : ipconfig /all

please paste the information into this thread

also go to your router settings and name us the currently set DNS servers


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I am currently backing up files in preparation for my new hardware. I am copying file from a samsung F1 1Tb drive to another identical drive. I thought that these drives were fast, capable of around 40mb/s but atm the process is only managing 19mb/s.

A:Copying files seems slow

Its now gone up to 41mb/s which is about right I think.

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Hello..Copying files within the pc and copying files to the pendrive are very slow after updating to windows8.1I don't know what to do , please help me...

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I have a modest home network with two Windows 7 PCs and one Windows XP PC connected via a D-Link DIR-655 router. The XP machine and one of the 7 machines are connected to the router via gigabit ethernet ports, and the other PC by a wifi card. Internet download/upload speeds on the two wired machines are around 30Mbps/6Mbps, and around 5Mbps/5Mbps on the wireless box.

I noticed when I built my first Win 7 machine that copying files from the Win 7 box to the XP box was abnormally slow when the transfer was initiated from the Win 7 machine, but snappy when the transfer was initiated from the XP machine. I chalked that up to incompatibility between the two OS's, and didn't give much more thought to it.

I built my second Win 7 machine a few weeks ago, and was surprised to discover the same slow push/fast pull problem when copying files to and from the Windows 7 machines. Disabling and enabling various settings on the new machine's Realtek PCIe GBE Family Ethernet Controller haven't fixed the problem, and I've exhausted most of the supposed "fixes" I found on the net.

When I say "slow" copying speeds, I'm talking 500Kbps on machines equipped with gigabit ethernet NICs. Anyone know how I can fix this?

A:Slow file copying from Win 7 PC to other network PCs

Well, I might have just answered my own question. On a lark, I decided to uncheck the "Enable behavior monitoring" option in Microsoft Security Essentials on the receiving machine, and the "push" transfer rate to my Win 7 wifi machine tripled to 1.5 MB/s. I also decided to check the "Link Layer Topology" boxes, the Realtek Teaming Protocol Driver box, and the Realtek Vlan Protocol Driver box in Local Area Connection Properties for the sending machine's Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, and that added another 500KB/s for a total transfer rate of around 2MB/s.

I'm going to test these changes on my wired gigabit XP machine next and see what happens.

Edit: Problem solved.

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we are seeing painfully slow network copies from our windows home server too both windows 7 machines they are duplicate hardware for the 7 machines

server dual zeon 2.0ghz 4 gig ram
dual-port intel gig card teamed

Network switch 3com superstack 3 10/100 24 port layer 3

computer is

Amd 64 3200+ 2.0 GHZ
1.25 gigs of ram
32 bit os installed

windows 7 build 7600
NIC Reatek RTL8169/8110 gig GBE

average copy speed traverling 12 feet of cable and 1 switch is 7-12mbs

A:slow Network copying >12mbs

Quote: Originally Posted by srgsng25

we are seeing painfully slow network copies from our windows home server too both windows 7 machines they are duplicate hardware for the 7 machines

server dual zeon 2.0ghz 4 gig ram
dual-port intel gig card teamed

Network switch 3com superstack 3 10/100 24 port layer 3

computer is

Amd 64 3200+ 2.0 GHZ
1.25 gigs of ram
32 bit os installed

windows 7 build 7600
NIC Reatek RTL8169/8110 gig GBE

average copy speed traverling 12 feet of cable and 1 switch is 7-12mbs

whats changed? check the event viewer on the PC's and the server. what was the earlier tranfer speed?


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This happens consistently. Once between 1 and 2 gigs has copied, I get the blue screen. I have tried copying in safe mode, using TeraCopy instead, nothing seems to work. This is the .dmp file:


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I have windows 7 pro 64 bit running on my box. One of the devices on my network is a media reader and a local drive connected to it. Whenever I try to transfer large files (350 mb and above) the transfer speed never displays and the copy animation runs until I get an error message telling me that Windows 7 can no longer access my media reader. Smaller files copy without issue. I've seen other posts with a similar problem but they don't appear to be exactly the same as this. Any thoughts as to why this is occurring?

A:Issues copying files across the network...

Just in passing.

Network setup? What media reader? What does the error code say?

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Hi folks,

I already posted about slow network copying speeds but have discovered that's not the issue.

The actual issue is that copying keeps stalling. It'll copy files for 5-10 seconds at a good speed and then it just stops for maybe 30s - 1m? It repeatedly does this which makes it look like the network is slow.

Any thoughts on settings in my cards (Intel and Atheros gigabits cards, Netgear gigabit switch) I can change or something in Windows?


A:Copying files over Win 7 network keeps stalling?

I'm seeing the same, and it does not happening if I use fastcopy, have you tried? Still want the regular copy to work, but seems to be just bad.....

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When playing songs, the song slurs as if its being slowed down. Also websites taking very long to load.

I can't download any new files, i tried downloading mozilla firefox and when i ran the set up for it, it popped up it was a corrupt file.

Does anyone know why/what this could be?


A:music files slurring, slow computer speeds, help?

First thing, did you check for spyware/virus's on your computer?

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ok folks.......i am begging someone on here to help me - on the verge of going back to windows 7. Tried everything.
help me. please.

i have an x99 chipset pc, i7 5820k, 16gb ram, gtx nvidia 970 - its a good pc (meant to be anyway............).
it's connected directly to my router, as are a few other pc's in the house including a laptop - all via lan cable, as is my NAS drive.

a few weeks ago i noticed file transfer speeds had dropped, really slow. I've tried all sorts, including 2 fresh formats trying a combination of things. Different slots on the router, different cables, the whole 'large send offload' disabled thing, everything.
None of it works.
I've been doing side by side tests, vs my Asus laptop (also on windows 10, and the last thing i'd expect in the house to work properly) - transferring the same file, from the same location on my NAS, to a local drive (ssd drives both on laptop and on pc).
With the laptop i get average transfer speeds of this 9gb file of 50-70 mb/s, every time, consistently, No problem at all.
With the PC, one time it will start at 55-60 and slow right down. Other times it'll start at 30 and again slow down.
Or it'll stay at 30.
More often than not, it starts at 30-40 then will slow to 15-20.
On the laptop its a consistent 55-65 and stays there for the entire file.

What the hell is wrong with my pc?
I've done the exact same tests on my little shuttle pc in the lounge, a crappy thing with a simple i3 cpu, no graphics card. No issues ... Read more

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