Transfer speed different between two computer

January 12, 2011 at 13:53:58
Specs: Windows 7, i3 3GB

I bought a new laptop today, unfortunately, it doesnt have a Firewire port and i want to use it for video editing.

But i figured no problem really, i'll just capture on my desktop that i have been previously using to edit on, using Premiere pro to edit, but HDVsplit to capture, and then transfer the files over to the laptop using a USB or possibly trying to setup a home network.

But when transferring files from the desktop onto the laptop via the router using ethernet cables, the speed is about 250 kb/s and when its the other way around, from the laptop to the desktop, the speed is 10 MB/s!!

Why is this? I really need to find away to speed this up as the overall files i want to transfer are over 5GB.

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January 12, 2011 at 14:17:24
Typically a LAN doesn't care what the data is so it's not the type that could be affecting it.

You don't mention what bandwidth you're connecting at but I suspect it's 100 Mbps. If it is, and it's because your router's LAN ports are 100 Mbps, check the NIC's on the PC and laptop themselves. If they're 1000 Mbps capable, then I highly recommend getting a crossover cable and using it to directly connect the two.

Once connected you simply statically apply appropriate TCP/IP settings to the NIC's, create a shared folder on one, connect to that from the other and transfer the files.

Typical TCP/IP settings would be:

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:

If it's possible for you to connect directly and both NIC's are 1000 Mbps, you should see a marked improvement in transfer rate.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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