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Question Slow wireless speed when communicating with router storage

Jun 28, 2020
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I have a 1TB USB storage device attached to my wifi router that I have no problems accessing from my laptop. However, I have noticed that when I am uploading files to the storage container that the upload speed is ridiculously slow, at best 5 MB/s (40 Mbps). I am using the 5GHz band and not downloading/uploading any other files during the transfer. I am using the laptop just a few feet from the router with nothing hampering the signal.



I have an ASUS wireless AC1300 Dual-Band gigabit router. I am using an MSI GS65 laptop. My laptop wireless adaptor gives me a Link speed of over 800 Mbps which is over 20 times faster than the speed at which I can currently transmit.



Is this 40 Mbps speed normal when uploading files to a wireless router storage or am I supposed to be able to reach must faster speeds?
 
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It is if your storage is not fast enough.
When the usb storage drive is attached my computer I can transfer files at 100 MB/s. The storage drive is an old hard drive that I put in an enclosure. I don't expect to be able to transfer data at 100 MB/s, but surely it should be faster than the 5 MB/s that I'm getting now.
 

ex_bubblehead

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Those ports on routers are not speed demons. Most routers are running full tilt boogie just to cover the basic functions with little left over for superfluous functions like printer/file sharing. Better performance requires a dedicated machine on the network.
 

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