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#1 steveh8204

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 08:46 AM

I have 2 PCs (Laptop and Desktop) which are connected wirelessly through a Netgear router. Whenever I connect from my Laptop and try to change/access files the explorer is really slow. Even opening folders takes about 5 seconds.

Transferring files takes approx 1 min for 2mb, is this normal or do I need to configure the network somehow?

I also have an Xbox 360 wired into the router and the speed with this doesn't seem to be an issue.

My Laptop has Comodo Internet Security and my desktop has Zonealarm with regards to firewalls and the router has WPA security enabled.

My knowledge of Networks is very limited so all I can remember about initially setting it up was through the XP (both machines) wizard.

Do I need to adjust either firewall at all?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:28 PM

Doing all of that through wireless, your speeds are about right. Going wired is the only real way to make the transfers faster.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 02:18 AM

Doing all of that through wireless, your speeds are about right. Going wired is the only real way to make the transfers faster.


The internet seems to download at a much quicker speed though on both PCs, even though these are still operating on wireless. This was what initially made me wonder why transferring data across my LAN was so much slower.




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