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Windows 8 network transfer slows to 0kbps and then errors out

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Hmm, I'm having similar problems and eventually what happens is this: "There is a problem accessing z:\sharename" Make sure you are connected to the network and try again.

Basically transferring 3 different ISO files which are a few GB each to a file server.  The transfer starts out fast, eventually comes to a complete crawl and eventually shows the error noted above.  I have an Intel I210 NIC and just updated the drivers to the latest available which is May of 2013.

The problem still occurs.

It seems like it's a one way thing.  When I send a large file to the file server it fails but I can transfer from the file server to my computer.

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The only other weird thing is that it looks like the actual file goes through and completes the transfer.
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Hi.

Please eliminate all error sources like firewalls and anti virus softwares - uninstall them for a test and restart, deactivating often does not work. Also make sure that it's not faulty hardware: try a different NIC and cable/router if possible.
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Windows firewall/Windows Defender cannot be uninstalled but can be disabled and they were disabled at time of testing.

I tried two different set of gigabit NICS that are working properly in another computer so I know the NICS that I tested with are properly working as well.

I tried 5 different Ethernet cables.  I tried a different router as well, nothing changes, it still happens.
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Rookie mistake, ended up updating the driver on the server side and all is well.  Driver was outdated, 2010, updated to 2013 and all is well.
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