I have the following home network setup:
- ZyXEL P-2602HW-D1A Router
- Ubuntu 10.04 Server:
- Ethernet card 100Mbps, directly connected to router
- Configured with SFTP server
- Windows XP Professional SP3:
- WIFI card 54Mbps
- Using SmartFTP to transfer files over SFTP
When I hover my mouse over the connection icon in the system tray on my desktop, it tells me the WIFI connection is excellent, usually with a speed of 48Mbps.
Therefor, since I'm transferring files between my desktop and server on my local network, I'd expect speeds of roughly somewhere around
(54Mbps / 1 Byte) - overhead ≈ 5MB/s . However I'm only getting something like
500kB/s (roughly a tenth of what I'm expecting).
Is there something obvious I'm overlooking here, which could be causing these speeds?
Could my router accidentally be routing the traffic over WAN first (Seems unlikely, cause I don't think I'm allowed to reach those speeds upstream over WAN.)? Any other (obvious) suggestions?