Win 7 Home Prem Wireless network file copy speed. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Have a home wireless network that I am trying to move the data from two older laptops to two brand new Laptops.  One I loaded up all of my software and then tried to move the data across the network and was getting a throughput of 1.3 mb/sec.  I thought it might be a software that I had installed that could be the problem so I tried to move the same data with the new one I just plugged in.  The two older machines are win xp.  The new ones are win 7 64 home.  I have a linksys wrt54G for a router.  I have read so many posts and I am just wondering how this could be on a brand new system.  Especially after this long of time with no result.  I called HP and the tech said its a problem with graphics and that is the way it is.  Microsoft 7 is too graphically oriented.  I can copy from usb external hdd at 20 mbs so it can NOT be a graphics issue....  Can I get some real help please?

    • Edited by Daymskipy Monday, September 6, 2010 4:16 AM mor info added
    Monday, September 6, 2010 3:47 AM


  • Hi,



    We should know the file transfer speed via wireless network is based on the bandwidth, the network environment and the hard disk reading/writing speed. So I suggest you  could contact the ISP (Internet Service Provider) to confirm the bandwidth. Also, perform an online test: http://www.bandwidthplace.com/


    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.



    Besides, test:

    1.If the issue occurs with wired connection.

         2.If the issue occurs with another wireless router.

         3.Update the network adapter driver.

         4.In some cases, WEP key-based access can provide better speeds when compared to the more secure WPA standard, or vice versa. Try switching to a different protection method for test.



    Also, I suggest you could try to transfer files in Safe Mode with networking to see what the result is. You can also turn off the Auto-tuning feature and then try transferring the date over the network again. You may take the following steps to check the result:


    1.       Click on Start

    2.       In the Start Search Bar type ‘cmd’, right click on the search result and select ‘Run as Administrator’

    3.       In the command prompt type: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

         4.       You may restore it to the typical setting by typing: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal in the command prompt.

         5.       Go to Control Panel > Programs > Turn Windows Features on or off > and check "Simple TCPIP services (i.e. echo, daytime, etc.), confirm it is enabled.



    Hope it helps.





    Alex zhao

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    • Proposed as answer by Cloud_TS Friday, September 24, 2010 8:07 AM
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