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slow downloads wired to wired wrt54G

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jeremycobert, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. jeremycobert

    jeremycobert Network Guru Member

    hey guys,
    i have 2 linux boxes both running samba and i have the latest tomato on a WRT54G (v2) with QOS enabled and working. it seems that when i transfer files from one machine to the other i get a top download speed of 5.7MB/sec using nautilus to transfer from 1 share to the other.
    im trying to trouble shoot why its so slow on the wired side. both machines have 1500 MTU on their ethernet settings. im at a loss as to how to further troubleshoot this and ive searched for info on these boards without success. does anyone have any ideas or things i should look for ?
  2. bripab007

    bripab007 Network Guru Member

    Are these machines on the same network segment, or is the transfer happening over the internet (i.e. through the WAN port)?

    I ask because QOS does not affect LAN-to-LAN packets, so that shouldn't be your problem.
  3. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    If you really do mean 5.7 MegaBytes then that's pretty good for a 100Mbit connection! For faster you need to invest in Gigabit LAN.
  4. jeremycobert

    jeremycobert Network Guru Member

    yeah i really mean 5.7MB/sec. at least that's what my OS is reporting as the transfer speed. it just seems slow, but that may be relative to my connection at my job.

    thanks for the info.
  5. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    I'm able to saturate the 100Mbps connection transferring large files between Windows machines and between Windows and Linux (Samba), which translate roughly to 12MB/s.

    However, so many variables can affect the transfer speed. One of the most important ones is file size. What files are you transferring? I get the same speed as yours if I'm transferring a bunch of JPEG files around 500KB each; I saturate the connection for video or ISO files.

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