View Full Version : network speeds slow
05-27-04, 06:52 PM
I have a network set up with two computers that are hooked up though a linksys BEFSR41 4-port switch/router. I am using normal cat5 wires. I also have my internet conection plugged into it. The problem is that i can transfer from computer 1 to computer 2 at about 7-8megs, but when i transfer from computer 2 to computer 1 only goes about 300-400k...I transfer alot of big files from my computers and it sucks when i have to transfer a file and wait a while till its done...
could anyone please tell me what the problem is???
05-27-04, 08:38 PM
So one way is faster than the other?
Something on computer 2 is causing a problem....but what could it be????
05-28-04, 09:38 PM
Make sure that the speed and duplex on the switch matches what windows tells you. If they don't match, goto your network card properties and force the negioation to 100/full
05-29-04, 12:01 AM
i tried that...still doesnt work....
05-29-04, 12:08 AM
Old comp specs
uses a smc 1211 network card
New comp specs in sig
uses the onboard nvidia network card
05-29-04, 09:16 AM
Old computer just can't serve as fast? There's not that much of a speed dif between the two, but maybe it's enough?
05-29-04, 09:27 AM
try the slow computer with a new network card? could be the card is dieing? or switch the cards between computers....
Also, your switch - are the ports 100mb or 10mb ?
05-29-04, 11:29 AM
the switch is 100 mb
i tried using the onboard lan card on the old computer...still same results...i tried using the other onboard lan on the new computer still same results...
05-30-04, 03:41 PM
hmmm...i found another intresting thing...when i use a program (access remote) on the old computer to upload i can go to speeds of 1-1.5MB...still not as fast as it should be...btw both comps use xp and both comps have a 7200rpm hd
05-30-04, 06:32 PM
have you tried using 100/half-duplex?
05-30-04, 06:38 PM
i tried that...still the same results
05-30-04, 06:51 PM
have you tried different network cables?
05-30-04, 07:07 PM
no i havent...ill but could that possibly be the case? they are both using cat5 wires
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