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Linux Networking

Posted on 2004-08-30
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a wireless linksys router connecting my home network.  I have 3 boxes running windows xp and one running redhat 8.0.  When transferring across my network from/to my linux box, the max speed I can get is 900-1000kb/sec.  One of my friends has a simliar setup and gets approx 5000kb/s on his home network.  He mentioned something about a setting on the linux box which limited the transfer to 1000kb/s.  

Is there a way to "uncap" the transfer speed to/from my linux box?  I generally transfer using an ftp client like CuteFTP.

Question by:source2k3
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ID: 11938742
Hi :-)

Have you compared your 1000kb/s with a copy from 1 Windows computer to another?

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jonnietexas earned 1000 total points
ID: 11947393
Your friend is wrong.  There is no cap.  I have a 6Mbit connection and I get near that on my linux box.

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ID: 11947476
Any clue why I'm only getting 900-1000kb/s then?  

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ID: 11947637
Yep, you're using a 10MBit hub or switch.  The best you could get would be 1200Kbits/second.  Of course, you never get the maximum.

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