Mount Command Looks Like
The command line mount can be customized for receive/send buffers if needed. What did your mount command look like?
Then I used this command to copy
mount -t smbfs //user@server/sharename share
cp -Rpv Documents "Documents backup"
I am using a gigabit Ethernet Intel PWLA8391GT PRO/1000 GT PCI Network Adapter. And I am using Cat5E
This could also be a hardware problem. What are we using here; Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet? What type of cable Cat5 or 6?
Before coming to this forum, I did try some extra research and did try a couple configuration Changes. Based on an Article by Samba
Assuming you haven't gone through and changed the Samba configuration file without knowing what each option does.
For Example,I have tried adding this criteria at one point
Adding this criteria did in fact increase the speeds, but then it drops again. I even tried at one point setting the socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
but that actually decreased the speed. I just can't figure out why it will transfer at 34 megs a second for 2 min... and then it drops to 2megs a second for the rest of the time, and then I have to restart my entire system to get the 34 meg speeds again.