Internet drops out when copying files over LAN

April 29, 2012 at 04:57:41
Specs: Windows XP SP3, Win7
I can't seem to access the Net when transferring large files between my desktop (WinXP SP3, 100Mbps net card) and my laptop (Win7, 54Mbps WiFi). I have an EDIMAX BR-6228nC 150 Mbps broadband router to which my desktop is wired and the laptop connects through WiFi. The speeds never go above 2.5MBps, so there should be plenty of bandwidth left for Internet use. My router config confirms that there's no Internet connection while transferring the files. Can anyone please help me with this? Thanks

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April 29, 2012 at 06:45:38
I suspect your router or network card cannot handle file transfer across your network without dropping your internet connection. You'll have have to swap them out one at a time with a replacement to find out which of those two is causing it.

Have you got a spare router and/or network card anywhere you can try?
It's one of those "trial-and-error" situations which you have to try and solve by changing the appropriate hardware if you can.

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April 29, 2012 at 06:53:04
I know that my laptop's net card can handle file transfers just fine because I had used it on other local networks. It may very likely be my router. While I can easily find a spare router from my friends, a network card is whole different story.

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