View Full Version : [all variants] Shared folders ubuntu-xp, copying very slow!

May 15th, 2008, 02:58 PM
im trying to set up a lan on my ubuntu (primary) and xp pc's. I have samba installed and also clicked on the appropriate folder/file rightclicked and set it to share.
On XP ive run the network wizard.
...i can see the files...and i try copying them over to my xp pc. Only thing is it is extremely slow. a 158megabyte file was going to take 84 mins.....i copied a 3gb file last night and this morning only 15% was done....

...so my question is, is there anyway of making this process faster?

background info!

dual core pc-ubuntu
dell pentuim 3 or 4 (cant remember which)- XP
wire connection via linksys BEFRS41 router.
Crossover cable!

Ive searched the net and it seems to be a common problem!

Apologies if this issue has been raised...but i couldnt find an answer!