I have two computers connected to a router with 100MB/s ethernet cable and network cards.
On computer A with Windows XP I am sharing some files. From computer B with windows 7 I am downloading these files with windows file sharing.
The problem is that the speed is only around 200-800kb/s! If I look at the networking tab in the task manager(on computer B) this is about 5% of max.
If i do the other way around though, share a folder on computer B and upload files there from computer A, I will get 60% network usage on computer B and the transfer is a lot faster.
This time I'll just share on B and transfer from A but I'm curious how it can be such a huge difference and how to fix it next time.
Edit Gha! Got an error about not having enough diskspace even though there is over 50Gb left and after that i can't even access computer B from computer A, because "you might not have access to this network resource", even though i havn't touched any settings during this time. It also paused all the time to ask if i want to overwrite files. I give up and go back to basics. Installed an ftp server on computer A and now i'm downloading at steady 9MB/s without any rights problems or questions locking the rest of the transfer :)