I’ve got a networking troubleshooting problem for readers to help me solve. Network transfer performance when copying from my Quicksilver PowerMac G4 to my Quad is really slow, 1MB/second. Both machines have Gigabit Ethernet, so transfer rates should be at least 10MB/second.
What’s strange is that network performance from the Quad to the G4 runs at Gigabit speed. If I connect the two computers together, transfers between both computers run at Gigabit speed. I have an AirLink Gigabit switch, but I don’t think that’s the problem because I get Gigabit speed going from Quad to G4 and from my ReadyNAS to both the G4 and G5.
Here’s a quick table to explain my speed problem:
Anyone have any clues as to why this might be happening? Performance is slow from G4 to G5 regardless of the file transfer protocol AFP, SMB, FTP, etc.