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Old 12-03-2004, 04:22 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
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Internet is slower on my win computer than on my linux computer

I have a network with a linux computer that serves as a server/router and a windows computer connected to that computer. My ADSL modem is connected to eth0 on the linux comp. and eth1 goes to my windows computer.

My problem is that if i download a file on my linuxcomputer with wget I can get speeds over 1000 kB/s but when i donwload the exakt same file on my windows computer I maximum get about 700 kB/s.

I'm running slackware 10 with Arno's iptables firewall.

Can anybody help me to work this out? Or is it just windows that is crap??
Old 12-03-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Distribution: Debian Sarge
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Windows is crap.

I am no expert, but I will go ahead and tell you what I THINK I know

wget rocks. It's coding is flawless and so it is able to move files much more efficiently. Windows explorer on the other hand seems to have a problem and needs to slow down in order to handle the data the way it should be handled.

Now back to what I KNOW.

I have 4 machines and when I transfer windows to windows (across my home network) I usually get 5 MB/s on average. That is across a 100 Mbits/s network.

Then I transfer linux to linux using wget and ncftp and I am able to transfer between 8 and 10 MB/s. All 4 network cards are the same so I don't think that it's a hardware bottleneck. All the hard drives are at least ATA33 if not ATA100.


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