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Slow transmition on TCP/IP LAN.

Hello guys... I had this problem before, but now I have a new environment.

I have two computers, one with Windows2000 and the other with Windows ME. I'm using network cards to connect them on a little home network. The problem now is that any transmition (file copy for example) is very slow, a 4MB file takes almost 15 seconds. This networks was working just fine a couple of weeks ago. I really don't matter how it happens, I just want to fix it.

I had this problem before between Win98 and WinME. Someone in this forum told me to load a .reg file to the registry, and it fixed (?or sinchronized?) the transmision.

Now I've used a program called ISpeed to try to sinchronize both computer's TCP/IP settings (packets and all that strange stuff), but transmition is still slow.

MORE INFO: Both computers use TCP/IP and Microsoft Networks to comunicate. Have more than 128MB in RAM and a lot of space on disc.
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also scan for viruses and trojans

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Ok... let me check those site and I'll be back.
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See

 www.speedguide.net
For premade registry files for speeding up connections !

I hope this helps !
Steve JenningsSr Manager Cloud Networking Ops
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Can you isolate this to either an "IP settings" type problem or a "name resolution" type of problem?

For example, I'd think on an idle 10-mbit half duplex network, you should be able to get about a 6-mbit xfer rate so that a 4mb file would xfer (ftp) in about 6 or 7 seconds. However, you say that it takes about twice that long on your system. It could be that your system is sitting doing some loopy, odd-ball task for the first several seconds, then it transfers the file. So . . .

1. Are you doing a drag and drop copy using file sharing?
2. Are you using FTP?
3. Are you transferring by IP address or name?
4. Does it matter which direction the file is transferred (Machine A to B or Machine B to A)?
5. If you are copying, do you get the same results using FTP? (vice versa?)

Good luck.
Steve
Steve JenningsSr Manager Cloud Networking Ops
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I should have defined "loopy, odd-ball task".

def: looking for a non-existant WINS server


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Ok... give me tonight and I'll check all your advices.

Thanks

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what type of cabling are you using? Any particular hub? Have you checked your IRQ's?
have u changed the nic speed settings. (chices are auto, 100f 100h 10f 10h)

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Hi guys... Please excuse me for being late, I'm not in town for a while. Give me a couple of days to test your advices.

Thanks and another hug.

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Thank you for your help. And I'm so sorry for beeing late on this.

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