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    • ahappychappie
    • By ahappychappie 14th Oct 16, 2:22 PM
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    Home 'network' extremely slow
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    • 14th Oct 16, 2:22 PM
    Home 'network' extremely slow 14th Oct 16 at 2:22 PM
    Hi,

    Setup is as follows:

    Sky Fibre Broadband with SR102 wireless router. Wireless & Cat.5e cabling.

    I've setup a Windows Homegroup - comprising 2 x laptop, 1 Desktop. All Wireless devices are less than 2 years old, i.e. should be capable of quick transfer rates.

    BIG issue is transferring files between computers I get a maximum speed of 5.5 MB/s via Wireless - as I'm transferring large video files it's taking a long long time. I've tried transferring via devices directly cabled into the router performance improves to circa 10 Mb/s - but surely I should be seeing much quicker speed?

    Have just purchased a WD My Cloud EX2 - cabled directly to the router - again max speeds as above.

    Any tips/advice, though no doubt there's probably whole variety of possible solutions...

    Alternatively I wondered if a different router would help? Trouble is there seems so much choice, the following seems to get favourable feedback:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Billion-8800NL-R2-Wireless-Connections/dp/B01EVNR22K/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

    Thanks in advance
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 14th Oct 16, 2:52 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 2:52 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 2:52 PM
    The SR102 only supports 100Mb/s so no gigabit.


    Bear in mind that when you say 5.5MB/s that equates to 44Mb/s which isnt that bad over wireless really.


    Use a wifi analyser app on your phone to see what channels all your neighbours are broadcasting on, and choose a different channel for your router, that may help.


    SR102's are renound as being pretty !!!!py though anyway, so a replacement may be in order.
    Bear in mind, Sky insist you use a sky router for their fibre connections


    Workarounds to exist
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 15th Oct 16, 11:03 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:03 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:03 AM
    The SR102 only supports 100Mb/s so no gigabit.


    Bear in mind that when you say 5.5MB/s that equates to 44Mb/s which isnt that bad over wireless really.
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    I agree with you, though it shouuld be pointed out that the OP has switched between "B" and "b" so we don't have a clear idea of exactly what is going on or what throughput is achieved -

    5.5MB/s on wireless
    10Mb/s wired

    Usually the limit on transfer speeds on a wired network is what output a mechanical hard drive can sustain.
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    • fiish
    • By fiish 15th Oct 16, 4:48 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:48 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:48 PM
    For large file transfers, I would not expect wireless to be very quick - it will be quick enough to stream-play a video off the hard drive, for example, but don't expect file copy to be that quick.

    Only Gigabit Ethernet will do file transfers that don't seem slow on a modern computer, unfortunately. If your hub is only 100Mb (which really means maximum 12.5MB per second) then even with cabling you're not going to see lightning quick transfers.
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    • boliston
    • By boliston 15th Oct 16, 5:04 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 5:04 PM
    Wifi speeds seems to fall off very quickly if there is anything in the way like a wall. If I go into the next room the speedtest result seems to drop to about 10mb/s when it's normally about 75mb/s in the same room
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 15th Oct 16, 9:29 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 9:29 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 9:29 PM
    Wifi speeds seems to fall off very quickly if there is anything in the way like a wall. If I go into the next room the speedtest result seems to drop to about 10mb/s when it's normally about 75mb/s in the same room
    Originally posted by boliston

    Unless your wall is made of lead that seems a little off.


    Suggest changing your WIFI channel, it may be that next doors router is on the other side of the other wall on the same channel, causing interference
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