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Topic # 16297 3-Oct-2007 14:52
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Hi all

I am experiencing a strange problem copying files between computers on my home network.

I have a desktop PC running Vista Ultimate and a laptop running Vista Basic. The laptop is connected via wifi to a D-Link G604-T and that in turn via ethernet to the desktop. The desktop and laptop can see eachother, can share internet connection, I can even stream video and ISO files from the desktop to the laptop and vice versa.

What I *can't* do, however, is copy a file from one computer to another over the network. For example if I fire up my laptop, browse to the videos stored on my desktop and 'copy' and 'paste' to a folder on the laptop, a dialogue pops up and says it is calculating the amount of time it will take to copy, however it never seems to start copying. The speed just displays as 0KB/s and just sits there. If I then click 'cancel' it takes it another 30 to 40 seconds to close the 'copy' dialogue box down, telling me it needs to calculate how long that will take, too!!

I am getting very frustrated with this. If I can open and stream files over the network, surely I should be able to copy across it too?

Any ideas?

Thanks

Steve

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  Reply # 89258 3-Oct-2007 14:58
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Try wired connection to the D-Link G604-T directly and see if it copies or not. This is to eliminate the possibility of timing out on WiFi connection.




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  Reply # 89260 3-Oct-2007 15:09
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chiefie: Try wired connection to the D-Link G604-T directly and see if it copies or not. This is to eliminate the possibility of timing out on WiFi connection.


Thanks Chiefie I'll give that a try, but if it is a wifi issue wouldn't that also stop me from streaming things like DVD ISOs to it??

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 89272 3-Oct-2007 15:36
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Whats the file size that you are trying to copy ? And just to make sure, have you applied an update which actually improves this calculating time remaining problem ? This update was not released via Windows Update.




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  Reply # 89279 3-Oct-2007 15:43
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I had a similar problem, mine was PC - Lan - Dlink running vista home & laptop - wireless - Dlink running premium, took me a while and I dont know which of the attempts finally did it but it was all to do with the file sharing option of the folders, and the network options where you can choose home, work, public. It seemed to think that one of the puters was on a public side and not allowing access, I also remember setting myself up as an administrator user and whe trying to access the files I set it up as user logon required. Sorry not much more help, I was trying all sorts of combinations before it finally worked hope some of this helps



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  Reply # 89284 3-Oct-2007 16:00
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chakkaradeep: Whats the file size that you are trying to copy ? And just to make sure, have you applied an update which actually improves this calculating time remaining problem ? This update was not released via Windows Update.


Yes I know the patch you're referring to - there were two of them released a month or two ago, called something like the 'reliability' patch and the 'usability' patch or something like that. I installed both of them, they have not helped!!

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  Reply # 89289 3-Oct-2007 16:23
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I have noticed that this issue is been addressed in Vista SP1 as its not stable some times. I do copy in my office, files from network and the speed whatever it shows wont be constant and also it will be showing remaining time as 4 days 5 hrs and so on, but if you could wait, it will come down. Yesterday I was pulling 4 GB of files (not a single file) from network and it took me nearly 1 1/2 hours to copy ! But whatever the copy dialog box showed changed eventually during the process. Also, it took much time to calculate the number of files or something and then the copy process started. The other factor that may affect is the latency of the network. If the latency is high, this is going to be a nightmare !




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  Reply # 89488 4-Oct-2007 13:53
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Just an update,

I just copied 1.52 GB of data (small files) in Network. It initially showed 3 days remaining, then 1 hour and then 5 minutes and it got over in 4 minutes ! Cool

Anyways, this is after the latest October patches were applied Smile (not sure whether they would make any impact, but just for a note)




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