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    Dougbtn
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    Question FTP / Bandwidth Question
    I wondered if anyone might be able to help me with this little conundrum:

    As a recent switched from PC I have been thrilled with both my macs however, last weekend I was trying to upload about 4Gb of photos to my printer and although they eventually went, I could do no other work that involved the web during that time. I checked the system monitor and it would allow me no download bandwidth at all whilst the uploads were happening. If I opened a browser then it could not even find a page Is this normal? Does anyone know if I should be tweaking anything?

    FYI I was running a G5 Dual 2Ghz, connected to Netgear Router and using a 1Mb ADSL line and the FTP software was "Transfer"

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

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    how long has it been since your last repairing permissions, or last restart before this happened? is the router you mentioned a wireless connection or wired? is your firewall on or set up correctly? are you using any port forwarding methods?

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    SogniX
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    Uploading that much data will slow the rest of your network down to a crawl. Especially 1MB DSL. I'm on 3MB Cable and that happens at times to me too... but not as bad as when I had DSL. It's normal.

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    Dougbtn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    how long has it been since your last repairing permissions, or last restart before this happened? is the router you mentioned a wireless connection or wired? is your firewall on or set up correctly? are you using any port forwarding methods?
    Hi MacMan, Thanks for the reply. I had indeed repaired the permission [not bad for a Mac viring I thought ;-)]. The router is hard wired and was working fine with the PC last month.... however.... on your advice I went in and reset everything down to bog standard, when I switched the VPN off everything perked up no end. I havent uploaded huge files yet but will at the weekned though everything is looking much rosier now as I do get downstream traffic [though understandably slowed] so can continue working whilst uploads occur.

    Thanks for the help

    Doug

    PS - I will make an update when I download for anyone elses reference

    PPS -The Router is a NETGEAR DG834G with current firmware

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