So long story short I would have expected as high as 10MB/second but no more based on my experience with wi-fi devices. I ended up running a CAT5 cable down a handy pipe to the basement. There are also POWER LINE devices that seem to work pretty well also but some aren't very good.
So I'm moving to a new house next month. My options there might be a little better. Unfortunately my only option is AT&T uverse (2wire modem/router) if I bridge my current router with this via direct Ethernet or powerline and have my PC directly connected via Ethernet to my netgear router, I should see a significant speed increase in transferring files?
I don't transfer files often but sabnzbd save location is on the WD my cloud (streams 1080p great to boxee)