Differing download speeds when compared to XP computers on the network
I am a seasoned Linux User ( 1995 ). but I am NOT a
network expert. I'll describe the bizarre behaviour that I have been experiencing
on our "home" network.
I am on a network of 15 users. The network provides us with broadband access
(6MB/s). The other users are using XP. I am connected to this network through
a linux gateway in my room. ( in other words I have 3 linux boxes in my room).
We are all connected to the main network with wireless cards.
I seem to only be able to download data from the internet at a measly 40-50Kb/s (
at its best ) Whereas Windows users are able to obtain at least double that. We tested it ( some one came into my room with their XP laptop ) and we both tried a speedtest.
I cant seem to come up with an explanation for the difference in network performance.
I know its not the network because I can download large files from windows shares
at approx 12MB/min.
this is my current setup. ( on the gateway machine )
Belkin FD7000 Wireless ( using ndiswrapper + Win drivers )
Repeaters : D-Link
ADSL Router : Netgear DG834G
Anyone experienced similar problems.
I would like to know how what changes to make to improve internet connectivity
Thanks in advance