Vista SP1 File Copy

For a couple of weeks I have been bitching to my friends on Mark Minasi’s forum that Vista SP1 file copy across my network, especially to my Windows Home Server, was slow.  By slow I mean 200K per second, I could download faster than that!

Mark suggested to me that I play around with the TCP settings, and sure enough I am now getting rocket speeds across my network.   Mark also pointed out that I really should have known this as an administrator of his forums…    why….   well, it was in his last newsletter which I forgot to read…   ooops

You should read that edition of the newsletter for the settings you can try and the reasons these settings are needed.

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  4 Replies to “Vista SP1 File Copy”

  1. JML
    March 4, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Exactly what did you do? Read the newsletter you referenced and it only seemed to apply to settings you should make for very old routers.

  2. March 5, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Hi JML,

    I set to =disable, and yes… it seems to only apply to old routers, not in my case.

    I have dell Managed switches, less than a year old, with the latest firmwares, and this made a huge difference.

  3. JML
    March 5, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks Nick. Really enjoy your blog.

  4. March 5, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Why… Thanks! 🙂

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