Fix Slow File Transfer on Wireless Network
Discuss the reasons due to which the file transfer becomes slow on wireless network.
Using a wireless network connection, you can have access to the Internet without having any wired connection to the modem. You can have access to network irrespective of where you are. Through wireless network connection, you can provide Internet access to different computers using single connection. Sometimes, you can observe that the file transfer using wireless connection becomes very slow. The reason may be the Access Point being far from users. Another reason can be the increase in number of users on the same access point that results in slow file transfer. A problem with wireless card or access point or with the computer itself can be the other reasons. Fixing these problems can make the file transfer faster.
Following are the information on fixing the slow file transfer problem in wireless network:
- Set auto-negotiate feature
- Change wireless channel
- Other techniques
Set auto-negotiate feature
Before starting the fixing procedures, you need to know the original transfer speed of your wireless connection. Then, you need to go to router’s web configuration and set the connection speed to 'Auto-Negotiate'. Some routers will change their auto-negotiation feature without the intervention of user itself. Thus, by setting this feature the speed of file transfer can be improved.
Change wireless channel
Interference of any other devices with your network or any other wireless network can be a reason for slow transfer rate. To find this out, you can use various software that reports you regarding networks present nearby. To fix this problem, you have to note down the channel in which the other network is operating and correspondingly change the channel of your wireless network so that there will not be any interference and this way the problem can be fixed.
If there are no interfering devices then try using different wireless cards. If the speeds are fixed even with different cards, then the problem may be with Access Point. Even if the speed is fixed by changing the Access point, then try to wire your computer directly to the router so that you can know whether the problem is with your system as few old systems cannot synchronize with faster transfer rates. Thus, by replacing the faulty equipment the problem can be resolved.
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