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How fast should files be moving between two computers over 802.11g?

Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
From my main pc to my laptop over my home's wifi network file transfer speeds between two Windows 7 machines max out about 900KB/s

Is this a normal speed or should it be going faster?

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  • DarkZDarkZ __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2010
    It really depends on the signal strength and the distance between the PC and WAP. But from my experience that speed is a little slow, I usually get about 2mb/s at about 25ft through 2-3 non insulated walls.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    You're looking at a maximum theoretical output of 54 Mbit/sec which roughly equates to 6.75 MByte/sec. 2-3 MB isn't out of the question, but, you're at about 1, so, I'm guessing there's a wall or two or something else in the way?

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Wall, yes, the router is the next room.

    So if I put the laptop right next to the router it should run faster? I'll test it tonight.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    It should, not a guarantee though. Could be a bad router/bad card/interference/solar flare/goblins/tooth fairy.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I've never managed to get my in house network above about 2 - 2.5 mbytes/s on 802.11g with the AP in the same room.

    I suspect the spectrum is just too crowded these days.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Yeah populated neighborhoods are common for that too.

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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    It really sucks when you go from a desktop copying at 70-80 mbytes/s to 2.5.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Could be worse. You could be getting about 333kB/sec over wired ethernet. Because despite your objections they are running it between buildings.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    How many devices are on your network? I believe bandwidth also gets split between devices. I've noticed, at least, that even if my wife's laptop is just sitting idle on the network, my max throughput between the two desktops (connected through a wireless bridge) is cut; close the lid, it goes back up.

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