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    Slow file copy only on ethernet from windows xp network share
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    Slow file copy only on ethernet from windows xp network share
    I have a strange problem, when ever I try to copy a file from a windows xp share on my home network it goes VERY slow, and its only when I am using ethernet in OSX, if I use wifi it goes alot faster, if I use Bootcamp to boot into windows on my MacBook the ethernet works fine.

    Any ideas what I can do to to fix this, There has to be a way to reset the ethernet driver in OSX

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    Slow file copy only on ethernet from windows xp network share
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    This sounds like your ethernet link has set itself to 10 Mbps instead of the 100 Mbps (or 1000 Mbps) it is capabile of. I am not sure how to check and reset this on a Mac. Can anyone help?
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    Slow file copy only on ethernet from windows xp network share
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57
    This sounds like your ethernet link has set itself to 10 Mbps instead of the 100 Mbps (or 1000 Mbps) it is capabile of. I am not sure how to check and reset this on a Mac. Can anyone help?
    I have already tried all the possible settings for the transfer rate including half and full duplex, I also checked it on my PC,

    It also seems the slow connectivity is only when coping files from one of my xp machines.

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    Slow file copy only on ethernet from windows xp network share
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    Ok I fixed the problem, Its a strange fix but it worked none the less

    I had to reinstall the nic drivers on my XP desktop, then attempt connect to the network share on my MacBook, OS X said that the alias was broken and asked if I wanted to delete it I said yes, It then gave me a error saying I didnt have permisions, I then tried connecting to the share again, this time it was back at full speed, about 2-3 minutes to copy a 700meg file vs the 30-40 minutes I was getting before.

    The strange thing is I tried uninstalling the nic then rebooting last night on my xp machine but I guess that didnt do the same as choosing update the drivers :S

    Dont ask my why that fixed it but it did, I am sure if I was to talk to someone at apple they would tell me some cache or config file was corrupted and would give me a simple fix for it but oh well.

    BTW I love fixing computers, Apple OS X or XP based

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    Slow file copy only on ethernet from windows xp network share
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    so the problem came back, I tried doing the same thing I did before but it didn't fix it Can anyone tell me how to reset my Ethernet configuration in OS X to factory defaults

    I was thinking of doing a Archive and reinstall of OS X, does anyone know if I have to reinstall my apps after?

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    No, no, it's Windows, I'm not entirely sure but I think the Samba interface in windows is specificaly slowed. I think MS wants people only using their protocols. I have the same dificulties sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Cream Man View Post
    No, no, it's Windows, I'm not entirely sure but I think the Samba interface in windows is specificaly slowed. I think MS wants people only using their protocols. I have the same dificulties sometimes.
    Ok why is it slow only on one of my 2 Windows XP computers, on the same network? And why does it work fine for a while then slow down to a crawl and time out file transfers, But I can upload files to the same Windows XP computer with out any problems but I cant download.

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    Simple question, but did you turn off your Wifi connection on your Mac when you attempt this?

    I've found that if I have both the ethernet and Airport connected and I try to copy to/from my XP machine performance is lousy. I always turn off the Airport on my MacBook before connecting a share to the PC, and that works nicely.

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    Slow file copy only on ethernet from windows xp network share
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    Quote Originally Posted by caribiner23 View Post
    Simple question, but did you turn off your Wifi connection on your Mac when you attempt this?

    I've found that if I have both the ethernet and Airport connected and I try to copy to/from my XP machine performance is lousy. I always turn off the Airport on my MacBook before connecting a share to the PC, and that works nicely.
    I could have sworn I tried that, thinking the same thing you said, but i will try it again, Tonight.

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