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Old 10-02-2007
Dimpz
 
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Slow network performance

Hi,

I have a gigabit network with a netgear gs605 switch.

When copying files from my windows 2003 machine onto vista it does it at
only 5meg per sec. But if I reboot my machine in xp (its dual boot)
and do the same i get my usual 50meg per sec.

I've tried searching the net for the past 7 days but I have not found
any solution to this. Can someone please offer some advice?

I have updated the drivers for my network card to the latest Marvell
Yukon drivers for vista.

thanks.

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  #2  
Old 13-02-2007
Michal Hyll
 
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RE: Slow network performance

You're good. I'm getting only 2MB/s on gigabit.

"Dimpz" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have a gigabit network with a netgear gs605 switch.
>
> When copying files from my windows 2003 machine onto vista it does it at
> only 5meg per sec. But if I reboot my machine in xp (its dual boot)
> and do the same i get my usual 50meg per sec.
>
> I've tried searching the net for the past 7 days but I have not found
> any solution to this. Can someone please offer some advice?
>
> I have updated the drivers for my network card to the latest Marvell
> Yukon drivers for vista.
>
> thanks.
>

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  #3  
Old 13-02-2007
Onkl
 
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RE: Slow network performance

I got exactly the same problem. I just installed Vista Ultimate 32 Bit this
weekend and Network Transfers (GBit Ethernet) from the server to the client
are extremely slow.

With XP I got around 15 MBy/s, now I'm stuck at 5 MBy/s.

I got a Marvel 8053 Networkchip on the Vista Machine, the Server Runs
Windooze 2003 Server.

Pls help

"Dimpz" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have a gigabit network with a netgear gs605 switch.
>
> When copying files from my windows 2003 machine onto vista it does it at
> only 5meg per sec. But if I reboot my machine in xp (its dual boot)
> and do the same i get my usual 50meg per sec.
>
> I've tried searching the net for the past 7 days but I have not found
> any solution to this. Can someone please offer some advice?
>
> I have updated the drivers for my network card to the latest Marvell
> Yukon drivers for vista.
>
> thanks.
>

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  #4  
Old 13-02-2007
Dan
 
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RE: Slow network performance

I have the exact same problem - I am also running Ultimate, I get between 5
and 8/sec - extremely frustrated

Dan

"Onkl" wrote:

> I got exactly the same problem. I just installed Vista Ultimate 32 Bit this
> weekend and Network Transfers (GBit Ethernet) from the server to the client
> are extremely slow.
>
> With XP I got around 15 MBy/s, now I'm stuck at 5 MBy/s.
>
> I got a Marvel 8053 Networkchip on the Vista Machine, the Server Runs
> Windooze 2003 Server.
>
> Pls help
>
> "Dimpz" wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a gigabit network with a netgear gs605 switch.
> >
> > When copying files from my windows 2003 machine onto vista it does it at
> > only 5meg per sec. But if I reboot my machine in xp (its dual boot)
> > and do the same i get my usual 50meg per sec.
> >
> > I've tried searching the net for the past 7 days but I have not found
> > any solution to this. Can someone please offer some advice?
> >
> > I have updated the drivers for my network card to the latest Marvell
> > Yukon drivers for vista.
> >
> > thanks.
> >

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  #5  
Old 14-02-2007
Mike
 
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Re: Slow network performance

Try This

netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

"Dimpz" <nospam@please.com> wrote in message
news:fuCdnU5R0J5yDlDYRVnygAA@pipex.net...
> Hi,
>
> I have a gigabit network with a netgear gs605 switch.
>
> When copying files from my windows 2003 machine onto vista it does it at
> only 5meg per sec. But if I reboot my machine in xp (its dual boot) and do
> the same i get my usual 50meg per sec.
>
> I've tried searching the net for the past 7 days but I have not found any
> solution to this. Can someone please offer some advice?
>
> I have updated the drivers for my network card to the latest Marvell Yukon
> drivers for vista.
>
> thanks.


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  #6  
Old 14-02-2007
Dan
 
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Re: Slow network performance

This doesn't help, I already tried it and just tried again - ran it from an
elevated command prompt as admin - I still only get to 8MB/sec. I wonder
when someone from MS will weigh in, I know at least 3 people with this issue.
Is anyone reading this not having the problem? I'm running Ultimate, w Raid
drive, Linsys router, 4MB RAM, connecting to Buffalo NAS and Server 2000 file
stores

"Mike" wrote:

> Try This
>
> netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
>
> "Dimpz" <nospam@please.com> wrote in message
> news:fuCdnU5R0J5yDlDYRVnygAA@pipex.net...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a gigabit network with a netgear gs605 switch.
> >
> > When copying files from my windows 2003 machine onto vista it does it at
> > only 5meg per sec. But if I reboot my machine in xp (its dual boot) and do
> > the same i get my usual 50meg per sec.
> >
> > I've tried searching the net for the past 7 days but I have not found any
> > solution to this. Can someone please offer some advice?
> >
> > I have updated the drivers for my network card to the latest Marvell Yukon
> > drivers for vista.
> >
> > thanks.

>
>

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  #7  
Old 15-02-2007
derron@gmail.com
 
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Re: Slow network performance

On Feb 14, 6:59 am, Dan <D...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> This doesn't help, I already tried it and just tried again - ran it from an
> elevated command prompt as admin - I still only get to 8MB/sec. I wonder
> when someone from MS will weigh in, I know at least 3 people with this issue.
> Is anyone reading this not having the problem? I'm running Ultimate, w Raid
> drive, Linsys router, 4MB RAM, connecting to Buffalo NAS and Server 2000 file
> stores


I too am seeing extremely slow (4-7 mb/s) transfers under Vista (x86
ultimate edition).

Vista PC's hardware:

- Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (as
reported by Vista - it's the onboard ethernet on an ASUS K8V)
- Athlon 64 3400
- 2gb RAM

The switch is a Netgear GS608.

Server-side is a dual xenon running CentOS 4.4 and Samba. When I boot
the Vista box into XP I regularly get 300-400 mb/s transfers to the
server.

The degraded performance is not limited to SMB; I've tested FTP and
netperf with similar results.

Last night I installed the latest Marvell Yukon drivers available from
the Marvell site. I think I got a slight improvement; nothing
significant.

I did notice (using Windows Task Manager) that my CPU is maxed out
during transfers. I suspect there's a driver setting somewhere that
is causing major CPU overhead. I don't see anything near this level
of CPU use when achieving much higher transfer rates in XP.

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Old 16-02-2007
derron@gmail.com
 
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Re: Slow network performance

> I too am seeing extremely slow (4-7 mb/s) transfers under Vista (x86
> ultimate edition).
>
> Vista PC's hardware:
>
> - Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (as
> reported by Vista - it's the onboard ethernet on an ASUS K8V)
> - Athlon 64 3400
> - 2gb RAM
>
> The switch is a Netgear GS608.
>
> Server-side is a dual xenon running CentOS 4.4 and Samba. When I boot
> the Vista box into XP I regularly get 300-400 mb/s transfers to the
> server.
>
> The degraded performance is not limited to SMB; I've tested FTP and
> netperf with similar results.
>
> Last night I installed the latest Marvell Yukon drivers available from
> the Marvell site. I think I got a slight improvement; nothing
> significant.
>
> I did notice (using Windows Task Manager) that my CPU is maxed out
> during transfers. I suspect there's a driver setting somewhere that
> is causing major CPU overhead. I don't see anything near this level
> of CPU use when achieving much higher transfer rates in XP.


(Correction to above: I was seeing 30-40mb/s transfers under XP)

I found two culprits. I uninstalled VMware Server 1.01 (and it's
bridged and nat-ed interfaces) and my performance snuck up to 11mb/s
(still pegging the CPU to 100%). I then installed a Realtek 8169S-
based card in a free slot. After disabling my onboard Marvell Yukon
I'm seeing ~20mb/s with CPU at 50-60% on the new card.

So, if you're running VMware Server (and I suspect Player would have
the same problem) I recommend uninstalling it until they get the
performance thing straightened out. I also recommend the RTL 8169
over the Marvell Yukon; again until they get the performance
straightened out.

Hope this helps.

Derron

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  #9  
Old 21-02-2007
syn0ptik@gmail.com
 
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Re: Slow network performance

On Feb 15, 5:41 pm, "der...@gmail.com" <der...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I too am seeing extremely slow (4-7 mb/s) transfers under Vista (x86
> > ultimate edition).

>
> > Vista PC's hardware:

>
> > - Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (as
> > reported by Vista - it's the onboard ethernet on an ASUS K8V)
> > - Athlon 64 3400
> > - 2gb RAM

>
> > The switch is a Netgear GS608.

>
> > Server-side is a dual xenon running CentOS 4.4 and Samba. When I boot
> > the Vista box into XP I regularly get 300-400 mb/s transfers to the
> > server.

>
> > The degraded performance is not limited to SMB; I've tested FTP and
> > netperf with similar results.

>
> > Last night I installed the latest Marvell Yukon drivers available from
> > the Marvell site. I think I got a slight improvement; nothing
> > significant.

>
> > I did notice (using Windows Task Manager) that my CPU is maxed out
> > during transfers. I suspect there's a driver setting somewhere that
> > is causing major CPU overhead. I don't see anything near this level
> > of CPU use when achieving much higher transfer rates in XP.

>
> (Correction to above: I was seeing 30-40mb/s transfers under XP)
>
> I found two culprits. I uninstalled VMware Server 1.01 (and it's
> bridged and nat-ed interfaces) and my performance snuck up to 11mb/s
> (still pegging the CPU to 100%). I then installed a Realtek 8169S-
> based card in a free slot. After disabling my onboard Marvell Yukon
> I'm seeing ~20mb/s with CPU at 50-60% on the new card.
>
> So, if you're running VMware Server (and I suspect Player would have
> the same problem) I recommend uninstalling it until they get the
> performance thing straightened out. I also recommend the RTL 8169
> over the Marvell Yukon; again until they get the performance
> straightened out.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Derron- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


I'm having an issue using the Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 on Vista
Ultimate, any Gigabit switch and the Xbox 360 as a media center
extender.

Whenever the Yukon is in Gigabit mode playback of HD video on my 360
tears & breaks up, de-sync's audio & video or just drops out
completely, when I force the Yukon back to 100Mb by using a 100Mb
switch or actually forcing the speed and duplex in the ethernet
advanced settings playback is smooth with no issues.

Can anyone else confirm this?

JH

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  #10  
Old 18-05-2007
CarlGar
 
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Re: Slow network performance

I tried that change and did not see any improvement. I did a big improvement
with this:

netsh interface tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp

while this made a big improvement, I think think it is as fast as it should
be.

There is another issue where Vista takes up to 30 seconds to resend a packet
if lossed during transfer. See
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...fm/720119.html for more
infomation.

"Mike" wrote:

> Try This
>
> netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
>
> "Dimpz" <nospam@please.com> wrote in message
> news:fuCdnU5R0J5yDlDYRVnygAA@pipex.net...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a gigabit network with a netgear gs605 switch.
> >
> > When copying files from my windows 2003 machine onto vista it does it at
> > only 5meg per sec. But if I reboot my machine in xp (its dual boot) and do
> > the same i get my usual 50meg per sec.
> >
> > I've tried searching the net for the past 7 days but I have not found any
> > solution to this. Can someone please offer some advice?
> >
> > I have updated the drivers for my network card to the latest Marvell Yukon
> > drivers for vista.
> >
> > thanks.

>
>

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