I'm having issues determining what's causing slow transfer speeds between a server and all workstations located in the same remote office. The remote office and main office are connected via 11Mbps wireless link, all under 1 domain. However, the files I'm trying to copy are located at the remote office server (just a member server), using a workstation at that remote office as well.
We have CAD files at around 100MB in size, and it takes ~2-3 minutes for the the workstation and server at the remote site to copy files to each other. We have a 100Mbps Nortel switch that these computers link at. This just doesn't seem right?!?!?!? Theoretically @ 100Mbps link speed, it should be 12.5MB per second xfer rate (100,000mbps/8 = 12,500 = 12.5MB/sec). It should be more like 8-10 seconds.
In the meantime I've turned the remote server into a primary dns server, and pointing the workstations to that server. Tried it again, and same result.
Here's some detail what my client grabs through TCP/IP...All DHCP is coming from the main site over the 11Mbps wireless
IP (DHCP): 172.25.5.100
S/N Mask (DHCP): 255.255.0.0
Gateway (DHCP): 172.25.0.10
DNS (Static): 172.25.1.70 (remote server address)
I even tried all static, but still the same issue. I thought if I turned the remote site into a dns server, this would be resolved, but apparently not. I still suspect it has something to do with the wireless, but it doesn't make sense if I'm pointing DNS to that remote-site server from a remote-site workstation.
Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?