Current server specs
4 2TB drives in R6
1 80GB Drive (OS)
P5N-SLI Asus motherboard
X6600(or is it 6800) Intel CPU
8GB Corsair memory
soon to be installed Corsair 750W PSU with 12 Sata power connectors
Highpoint RocketRaid 3560
Dlink 100MB NIC (my 1GB nic is being RMA'ed due to overheating issues causing it to drop connections constantly)
Wireless Router is the Asus RT-N66U
Wireless Device is the Acer Aspire 4830TG Laptop with the Intel Centrino Wireless allowing both 2.4GHz and 5GHz N band connections
Other wireless devices are as follows
Xbox 360 LE's X 2 (Gears of War LE and Star Wars LE)
Dish Vik722 DVR
Samsung 2D Smart TV LED
WD Media Player
Currently I can copy something from the server to the Acer at around 5MBs. But copying something from the Acer to the server I get LESS than 100KBs
I'm at a loss at this point on what to do.
I've set both bands at specific channels and tried both 20MHz and 40MHz. Power on both devices for transmitting are at max. Acer shows 200MBPS+ connection to the router.
Thanks in advance for any ideas, tips, suggestions, and help provided!
Welcome to the world of wireless. Copying between two wireless endpoints through a common access point has always been extremely slow. The more wireless devices you have, the slower it gets.
The sync rate has very little to do with the error rate. Some wireless NICs have a bad habit of trying to sync at unsustainable speeds for marketing purposes. Advertised speeds are often overstated by as much as 10-20 times what is practically obtainable, it's a bad industry. I had a wireless G access point advertised at >100MBPS (some Linksys turbo thingy) and with my old wireless G laptop I wasn't even able to get 2mbps while sitting 3 feet away from it. I could get great throughput when connected to enterprise grade access points at school. 200Mbps doesn't mean anything if its completely saturated with error handling. Set the maximum transfer rate to something more reasonable like 56Mbps so that it spends less time trying to sync to an unsustainable speed.
Here are some common causes of low transfer speeds:
Endpoints using draft-N have problems with devices conforming to full N specifications. This was caused by manufacturers creating products 2 years before the specification was finalized, it's stupid. Any wireless device manufactured after 2009 should be fine.
Metal walls, solid walls, earthwork, foundation.
Electrical wiring, significant ductwork, water pipes.
The best place to put your wireless router is in the attic. If you need to get better coverage elsewhere in the house, use a repeater.