Network Utilization

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by assassin, Aug 18, 2002.

  1. assassin

    assassin Guest

    Hi,

    Can anybody tell me if a Network utilization of 0.5% under task manager is normal using XP Pro? It seems very low. I have a broadband router & 2 PC's using a 100mbps cards, even when I'm transfering large files between the 2 PC's it never go's up, I've tried another hub as well. Both PC's are very high spec & I get a maintain download speed of 60kb/sec.

    Any suggestions on how to improve it, or am I missing the point on network utilization?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Sounds pretty low. When using Internet it's not surprising, but if you copy files between the computers you should get about 50-75% (6-8MB/s). If the speed is there and it just shows wrong, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. assassin

    assassin Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I've just copied about 900mb to my other pc in just under 3:30mins, would you say that was reasonable speed? My network utilization never went above 1%. Cheers
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    900/(3*60+30) = ~4.3 MB/s. Could be better I suppose, but it's way higher than 0.5% (0.005*12.5 = 62,5 kB/s). The real percentage is about 35%.
     
  5. razor_ro

    razor_ro OSNN Addict

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    same problem......

    i have the same problem, my utilization doesn't go over 5%, i dunno why, before when i had peer to peer, or home networking whatever, i could transfer at almost 8-10MB's, a 600 mb file took like 2 mins, but now it would take about 10 mins, it sucks, i have a usual routine when reformatting and i followed the same one and my file sharing sucks now..... any ideas.....???

    RaZoR
     
  6. razor_ro

    razor_ro OSNN Addict

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    fixed it !!!

    ok i am transferring pretty fast now, around 2mb/s when i do some file sharing, its awesome.... i dont know exactly what did it but first if all i downloaded and installed the latest drivers for my network card, enabled 100MB FULL DUPLEX (under your netowrk card properties), and then i went to START->RUN->GPEDIT.MSC, then ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES -> NETWORK-> QOS PACKET SCHEDULER and on the right panel i enabled LIMIT RESERVABLE BANDWITH to 0% (from 20%)..... but thats all i remember doing right now... i will re-post once i remember what else i did, hope this helps for now....

    RaZoR
     
  7. Zedric

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    Well it wasn't the QoS that did it. It's not used. Probably the speed/duplex setting.