File Sharing between XP and VISTA is really really slow

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Stephan G., Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Stephan G.

    Stephan G. Guest


    With some help I got in this news group, I have been able to get file
    sharing between my XP and Vista machine, although only by IP address.

    On my VISTA machine I execute the following command:

    net use z: \\\share /u:user

    This gives me network drive Z: on the Vista machine. (I still can't get
    the connection to happen via network name, but that is a different story
    in a different thread)

    Now, from the VISTA machine, I try to copy large files using Windows
    Explorer from the Z: drive (remote) to the C: drive (local) over my
    wireless-G LAN. Network speeds in all other regards are fine, but these
    file copies are SLOW SLOW SLOW. I am getting about 160KB/sec where I
    would expect speeds at least 20 times higher than that.

    For comparison, I am getting double that throughput to both the VISTA
    and the XP machine on my broadband (satellite) internet connection.

    Any clue from anyone about what is going on here?

    I would be grateful for any insight.

    Stephan G., Mar 8, 2007
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    joseph Guest

    hi im having the problem on transfering my files from my old xp laptop to
    my new computer
    the thing is i do not see my laptop in the "workgroup" neither after i try
    for hrs
    can u plz explan of how u did it??
    dat will be great if u can write a brief explanation abt it
    joseph, Mar 9, 2007
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  3. Stephan G.

    Stephan G. Guest

    Joseph, there are MANY threads in this workgroup around this issue. I
    myself faced the problem you describe.

    I am not expert, but believe there is a problem (in my case) with
    conflicting domain name resolution schemes on the local network. I am
    able to see all computers in the "View Workgroup" screens, but cannot
    connect to them by name. The only way I have been able to make a file
    sharing connection is by IP address, see the "net use" command in my
    original posting.

    So my NEXT problem is speed. Sigh. And so far no one seems to have
    anything useful to suggest to me.

    Stephan G., Mar 9, 2007
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    jeolmeun Guest

    I turned off or disabled Offline Files and I was able to move and
    rename file sharing files normally. I found this from another
    newsgroup post. I think they said some OEMs turn this on or enable it
    while an installation of Vista OEM would have Offline Files disabled.
    jeolmeun, Mar 19, 2007
  5. Just where does pone find this option to turn off or disable offline
    files in Vista? Yes, I have looked at the help files and found
    nothing there.

    Alfred Kaufmann, Mar 21, 2007
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    IrishWraith Guest

    IrishWraith, Mar 30, 2007
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    Joe Guidera Guest

    Contact Microsoft Support Services. Hotfix will be provided free of charge.

    Joe Guidera, Mar 31, 2007
  8. Stephan G.

    IrishWraith Guest

    i got the hotfix but it didnt make copying over the network any faster
    IrishWraith, Apr 1, 2007
  9. Stephan G.

    Joe Guidera Guest

    Yeah, I've seen several folks that indicated the particular hotfix didn't
    resolve their issue. Wish I had a better answer for you.

    Joe Guidera, Apr 1, 2007
  10. Stephan G.

    ggg Guest

    The hotfix didn't do anything!!

    Microsoft - your losing customers by the minute! I can't believe they
    didn't test this - mind boggling
    ggg, May 25, 2007
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