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w0z June 18, 2012 08:59 PM

What are good speeds?

I just setup a home server. Running WHS 2011. I was just wondering what good write speeds are?

I am running the Server on a cat6 directly connected to the router and i am transferring files from my laptop at about 8MB/s is this suitable or should i expected better. I am a nub at this stuff


Coach June 19, 2012 07:50 AM

That depends if your laptop supports Gigabit LAN. My hunch is that it does not.

w0z June 19, 2012 08:29 AM

The server is connected to Linksys WRT-160N which is 100mbps not a gigabit. Could that be the reason why i am getting such slow transfer speeds. Is it worth it to upgrade the router to a gigabit or should i just get a gigabit switch and just use the router for wireless?

Keywork June 19, 2012 08:36 AM

With fast ethernet, you can't acheive speeds higher than 12 MBps (100 Mbit). If you have some money, then a gigabit switch would be a welcome upgrade!

Edit: Also, keep in mind that your speeds may be limited by your storage, not your network (but at 8 MB/s I highly doubt it's your storage :haha:)

w0z June 19, 2012 08:50 AM

yeah it take me 6 mins to transfer a 2GB file... i was think i would get around 45mbps. I just not sure if i should buy a gigabit switch or router

and even which one to buy. Any suggestions

SugarJ June 19, 2012 08:58 AM

Depends what you want to spend. You can find a 5 port unmanaged GB switch for under $30. Most routers that have GB ports are $60 or more. The one I usually recommend is the Asus RT-N16, but it's 90 plus tax. ASUS RT-N16 4 Port Gigabit Wireless N Router With 2x USB 2.0 Ports - ASUS - RT-N16

w0z June 19, 2012 09:05 AM

I am thinking this.
D-LINK DGS-1005G 5-PORT Unmanaged Gigabit Switch - D-Link - DGS-1005G

I can go from my modem to gigabit switch and then use 1 port from the switch to my linksys.

I think this is my cheapest opinion for now!

If you see any problems please say


enaberif June 19, 2012 09:08 AM

asus rtn16 here and with gigabit i can pull 30mbps across my network

Soullessone21 June 19, 2012 12:22 PM

Go with Asus or TP-Link stay away from the box store D-Link and Linksys

w0z June 19, 2012 02:12 PM

just ordered the Asus RT-N16..

thanks for the help guys

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