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ajlowndes
8th September 2010, 08:00 PM
Hi guys, I have a problem that maybe some of you can help me with. Copying files across the network seems to be very fast for other people in my house (between windows computers a 1gb file might take 8 - 10 minutes over wifi) but my macbook (OSX 10.6.4) seems to download the same files in about double-to-3-to-4-times as slow. that's at least 20 minutes, sometimes as slow as 30 minutes for the same 1gb file (no, I'm not copying at the same time as the other person). Is there something in my settings that is wrong for my network? Here is the output of ifconfig, maybe that can shed some light:


192-168-1-145:~ XXXXXXX$ ifconfig
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ether 00:23:df:a1:3a:1a
media: autoselect
status: inactive
en1: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ether 00:25:00:3d:4b:9f
inet6 fe80::225:ff:fe3d:4b9f%en1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5
inet 192.168.1.145 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
media: <unknown subtype>
status: active
en2: flags=8963<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICA ST> mtu 1500
ether 00:1c:42:00:00:08
inet6 fe80::21c:42ff:fe00:8%en2 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x6
inet 10.211.55.2 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.211.55.255
media: autoselect
status: active
en3: flags=8963<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICA ST> mtu 1500
ether 00:1c:42:00:00:09
inet6 fe80::21c:42ff:fe00:9%en3 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x7
inet 10.37.129.2 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.37.129.255
media: autoselect
status: active


everybody on the network (up to 5 of us) is connected to the modem/router via wifi.

Thanks for any help

idiesel
8th September 2010, 09:57 PM
What wireless does your Macbook have - G or N?

ajlowndes
8th September 2010, 10:14 PM
from System Profiler:

Interfaces:
en1:
Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D)
Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.91.27)
Locale: FCC
Country Code: X0
Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
Wake On Wireless: Supported
Status: Connected
Current Network Information:
RTA1025W-763E6B:
PHY Mode: 802.11g
BSSID: 0:26:b6:76:3e:6b
Channel: 11
Network Type: Infrastructure
Security: WPA Personal
Signal / Noise: -58 dBm / -88 dBm
Transmit Rate: 24


I guess that means I have N but the network is G?

ajlowndes
15th September 2010, 02:54 PM
anyone have any ideas? I read somewhere it might have something to do with the duplex settings - it might be set to half-duplex instead of full-duplex? Is this what is meant by "SIMPLEX"? But I don't know enough about networks and I am not sure how to change this.