Net Speed Slooow
Posted on 2006-11-21
I have a home network with a few neighbors connected 7Pcs and one Xbox. We share an 8mb internet connection. I am using a WRT54G 10/100 Linksys router set DHCP to access the internet. There are 3 Dlink 5 port switches connected in the network - I have 4 PCs at home 3 are connected directly to ports on the router and switch nr1 is connected to the fourth port, there is 1 Pc connected to directly to this switch, switch nr2 is connected to switch nr1 30M away with 2 Pcs connected and finally switch nr3 is connected to switch nr2 with 1 Pcs and one Xbox connected. Whew...
Ok everything seems to be working Internet ect. EXCEPT the File transfer speed is SLOOOOW. I have setup the network cards to duplex 100mb and the lights on the switches also say the same. What I don’t get is why it takes 10min to transfer a 700MB file between PCs. Is there a tool for checking if one of the PCs is hogging my bandwidth? Is the Network setup explained above ok? Oh yah - all pcs are WinXP except one Win98 box.
All inputs are VARY welcome, Thanks!