WHY IS IT SOOOO SLOW!!!!!!

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this is ticking me off. I m running a G4 400, Panther, and 768Mb RAM with OSXVNC. and connecting to it via a G3 400 pismo laptop with 640Mb RM running panther. now back in the jag-wire days this ran no problem, there was minamal lag between the laptop and the desktop. but now that i switched to panther My network connection is SOOOO slow between the two. I am using a linksys wireless router and am in the same room (worked fine befor usaly ran at.5MB per second no im at like 117k per sec.

Want gives? is this a common problem? is there a fix? please help I have a ton of files that i transfer back and forth every day and i need my speed backup.

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If you need your data *now* y

If you need your data *now* you can always put your laptop into firewire disk mode by holding down T while you boot up. This will defanatly beat a network hands down. Not shure what is causing your slowdown otherwise though. Undecided

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please anyone? this is killin

please anyone? this is killing me

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Why not use wires?

Same room? Why stick with the slow wifi connection when 100bt is waaaay faster?

Heck, for _real_ speed use TCP/IP-over-FW using a direct FW connection between the two Macs.

Errrr, sorry I can't answer your original question . . .

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FW faster?

Would FW really be faster? I seem to get only 800k/sec from FW but i can get a nice 900+k/sec over ethernet.

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re: FW faster?

Finder copies, even in X, aren't exactly the fastest. Timbuktu's the fastest transfer protocol I've tested. I see transfers at greater-than 3MB/s over FW using TB2. Not sure about the speed of Finder copies, tho a FW connection sure _felt_ alot speedier than 100bt.

Actually, using TB2 from my OS9 server to my OS9 desktop, through a 100bt switch over CAT5 wire, I get pretty close to that, say an average of 2.7MB/s or so.

I apologize for comparing Apples to Timbuktus. Smile

In any case, if earthimage is concerned about speedy file transfers, _any_ wired connection will beat the pants off his/her wifi connection. Also, since X has an FTP server built-in, it might be worth trying that to see if it's any zippier than the FInder.

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