transfer files speed is not fast between two Win98

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by q12368c, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

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    I have two PC, with Win98 OSR2 install, connect to a router(with 10MB network card), sometime I need transfer files between these 2 PC, but the speed is low, usually 700-800KB/s, how can I make the speed faster? any patch I need to patch from Microsoft? thk!
     
  2. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    okay, that network card is actually 10MegaBIT, not byte, if you are getting 700-800megaByte transfers, thats about right after overhead.
     
  3. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

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    I change one of the PC is WinXP,it speed can up to 1.2MB/s, why? (don't told me to change to XP, this stupid question)
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    1.2MBytes per second = 1.2*8bits/byte = 9.6 megaBITS per second and is really fast for a network transfer on a 10Mb card.

    Usually network transfers are about 50% of the total transfer capacility, so the 700-800kB/s is ~ 5.6-6.4Mb/s which is expected. Why not get a 10/100 card, they are less than 20 bucks.