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Wireless bandwidth... HP or Vista's fault?

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by Ryan P., Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Ryan P.

    Ryan P. Flightless Bird

    I've got an DV6308 with Vista Home Premium installed... the wireless
    adapter is a Broadcom rated at 54Mb, and the LAN is a typical 10/100.

    The problem I'm having is that transferring anything over the network is
    interminably slow. Whether I go over the wireless, or plug a cable into
    the router, the throughout seems to be about 2MB/s. This holds true for
    one large file, or many small ones.

    I know I'm not going to get the theoretical 6.75MB/s, but 2? With my
    old Compaq R3000 with XP Pro, I would average about 4MB/s. Same router.

    Is this another manifestation of the known Vista file handling issues?
    Is it the hardware?

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Ryan
     
  2. Barry Watzman

    Barry Watzman Flightless Bird

    I think what you are seeing is absolutely typical. I usually figure the
    upper limit of reality is about 1/3 of the theoretically possible
    maximum bandwidth.


    Ryan P. wrote:
    > I've got an DV6308 with Vista Home Premium installed... the wireless
    > adapter is a Broadcom rated at 54Mb, and the LAN is a typical 10/100.
    >
    > The problem I'm having is that transferring anything over the network is
    > interminably slow. Whether I go over the wireless, or plug a cable into
    > the router, the throughout seems to be about 2MB/s. This holds true for
    > one large file, or many small ones.
    >
    > I know I'm not going to get the theoretical 6.75MB/s, but 2? With my
    > old Compaq R3000 with XP Pro, I would average about 4MB/s. Same router.
    >
    > Is this another manifestation of the known Vista file handling issues?
    > Is it the hardware?
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ryan
     
  3. the wharf rat

    the wharf rat Flightless Bird

    In article <hhrlp3$br2$1@news.eternal-september.org>,
    Ryan P. <rdeletepaque@wi.rr.comm> wrote:
    >
    >Any suggestions?
    >

    You might be taking errors on the interface... Try using perfmon
    to look at recieve and send errors on the interface(s).
     

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