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March 27, 2006 5:04:20 PM

I have a small little home wired 100 Mbps network with my WinXP box, Linux box, iMac and my XBOX all connected to my Linksys Wireless-G Router, WRT54G v1.0 (I don't have wi-fi devices, so wi-fi is not used). I transfer mainly media files (via FTP & SMB/Windows Sharing) between all machines and generally get 10 to 11 megs per second max. Is that good? Should I be getting faster transfer speeds?

TIA

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March 27, 2006 5:38:20 PM

That is a fine speed. The theoretical max speed through a 100MBps connection is 12Mb/s.
March 27, 2006 8:36:54 PM

Sweet!

What about theoretical max speed through a gigabit connection/network?
...curiously enough, what about Wireless-B, G and N???

where could I find this info?

TIA
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March 27, 2006 8:45:09 PM

Just divide by 8 ;) 
100/8 = 12.5
1000/8 = 125
etc.
March 28, 2006 5:03:18 AM

kewl, thanx
March 29, 2006 2:31:03 PM

It really helps if instead of saying "Megs", you can be a little more accurate and either say Megabits or Megabytes. It's a huge difference.

For example, if you were to say that you get 10 Megabits on your 100Mb network, I'd say something is BIG TIME wrong.

Now 10MBytes is normal. Just something to keep in mind.
April 3, 2006 5:17:12 AM

Gotcha.

"Transferred 1 file totaling 698.91 MB in 01:18 (9,195.76 KBps)" (FlashFXP)... so that's Megabytes, right?

what would 10 megabits look like in relation to megabytes?
April 3, 2006 5:34:24 AM

9,195.76KBps would be roughly about 9 megabytes per second (1000KB = ~1MB)

A 10 megabit connection would allow for up to 1.25 megabytes per second.
April 3, 2006 2:14:01 PM

Quote:
9,195.76KBps would be roughly about 9 megabytes per second (1000KB = ~1MB)

A 10 megabit connection would allow for up to 1.25 megabytes per second.


Add "in theory" to your last statement :D 
April 3, 2006 3:18:51 PM

lol, true ;) 
April 11, 2006 4:07:15 PM

Quote:
9,195.76KBps would be roughly about 9 megabytes per second (1000KB = ~1MB)

Are you sure?
9,195.76 KiloBits per sec equals to 9.195 MegaBITS per sec equals to 1.14 MegaBYTES per sec.
Rule of thumb: you het roughly 80% of the advertised max. speed.
:wink:
April 12, 2006 12:18:32 PM

Okay I have an older Linksys router that gives me 2.3Mbs in average. Keep in mind that I am also a big gamer and plays BF2. So my question is with my connection, is it good for gaming at all. I know sometimes I get some lag and worst freeze up during gaming due to problems with connection. And what would be the ideal speed for online gaming?
April 21, 2006 8:34:27 AM

FYI, FlashFXP displays the results in BYTES not BITS.
So yes, 9000K/s is roughly 9MegaBYTES/sec, which isn't bad for 100BaseT
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