Network transfer rates

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Mon Oct 6 20:21:06 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Michael Stack <stack.mike at> wrote:
> I have two networked computers at home, both wireless. Computer A is a WinXP
> SP3 laptop, and computer B is a dual-boot Win XP/Ubuntu 8.04. They're
> connected to a Linksys router (a cheapie - I can get model info if anyone
> thinks that might be the issue, but I wouldn't think so - see below)
> The problem I'm having is that when I'm running Ubuntu on computer B, file
> transfers between the two computers are painfully slow. The problem does not
> seem to be service-specific either - I've experiemented with SMB, FTP, HTTP,
> and SCP, and all suffer from insufferably slow transfer rates - something
> like 8k per second.

I'd start by plugging the laptop into the desktop and transferring the
file via ethernet  ( you might need a xover cable if your cards aren't
auto switching, and the router is too far away )  That will narrow the
issue down a bit.


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