File transfers to mapped network drive do not complete

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  1. seehazy

    seehazy MDL Novice

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    #1 seehazy, Oct 31, 2013
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    Two computers. Client machine is Windows 7 Ultimate. Server machine is Windows Server 2012 Essentials. They communicate via a gigabit switch connected using Cat6 cables. Both NICs are gigabit capable. IP configuration seems fine and they are both on the same subnet.

    I have mapped a network drive (shared folder) from server to client. Administrator credentials were used from server (when setting up the mapped network drive on client) and full read/write acces is granted. Network drive is mapped successfully and reconnects at logon with no problems. I have access to the network drive, the shared folder (and subfolders), and all files are visible.

    I CANNOT TRANSFER/ COPY/ CUT FILES FROM CLIENT TO SERVER. The transfer initiates, takes a minute while it is "caclulating", and then shows a speed of approx. 22.7 KB/sec. The progress bar never moves and there is no estimated time for completion.

    I need help. :wallhead:
     
  2. dailyinsanity

    dailyinsanity MDL Junior Member

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    Try to do a reverse mapping.
    Use Windows 7 as the Server and Windows 2012 as the client.
    See what your results are and post them here.
     
  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I feel your pain; I have an almost identical problem and I've had it for a very long time. I've tried every fix suggested by anybody willing to listen to no avail.

    When I need to transfer large files, or a bunch of small ones, I do it with either a flash drive, CD or DVD or a USB hard drive I can attach and copy and then carry over to the other computer and attach and paste.

    Shouldn't be that way but I got tired of fighting it.
     
  4. seehazy

    seehazy MDL Novice

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    I did a google search for "cannot transfer large files gigabit" and there seem to be many people who have encountered this issue. Lots of ideas on how to fix it, so I will be giving many of them a shot and post back with my results.

    @dailyinsanity: not sure how I could accomplish that in a simple way... could you elaborate?
     
  5. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    What kind of switch? There could be some settings in there if it is a manageable one. Jumbo frames, VLANs, that sort of thing. Or it could just be a flaky switch.

    Try a cable directly between the two computers without the switch in the way to eliminate it as a source of trouble.
     
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  6. AlexAlba

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  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    one time i went to a E trader office and updated LAN driver and his Trading soft stopped working but the internet worked fine on browsers.. had to revert driver back
     
  8. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Start with simple test.... While transferring BIG files run ping to check any disconnection/delay/rto... once i had the same problem & last result was faulty port of switch....
     
  9. seehazy

    seehazy MDL Novice

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    I started with what I thought was the most likely culprit: out-of-date drivers.

    Used Realtek's most recent Windows 7 driver for client NIC and successfully updated.

    Used Realtek's most recent Windows 8 driver for server NIC and successfully updated (server runs Windows Server 2012 Essentials... figured Windows 8 driver was appropriate).

    HOLY S*** BALLS IT WORKS!!! :cool: Feelin good right now. 35-40MB gigabit transfers. This is good for me because my server only has 1.0GHZ Mini-ITX mobo. Much better than 15-20MB transfers over 10/100Mbps network.

    I would suggest looking up make and model of NIC for client+server machines and ensure your drivers are up to date... worked for me! I imagine you might have tried this already though...
     
  10. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Yep ... like I said, I did everything everybody suggested. This was among the first and I did it twice in fact. No matter, just one of those little Windows annoyances I work around.