April 26th, 2011, 11:30 AM
That was very helpful, thanks. I didn't realize a USB -> BB would be shareable across the network. Very interesting, I'm getting a solid 25 Mbps uploading from my media host Win 7 box. That's still not nearly as fast as I would like, but much faster than the rates I was getting streaming the file.
...not sure what to do with this info though.
April 26th, 2011, 11:40 AM
what is the transfer speed from the laptop to the BB USB drive? If they are the same, then it's not a transfer speed issue.
did you also swap out cables to rule that out?
April 26th, 2011, 08:15 PM
There are a couple of network performance registry tweaks for Win 7 floating around that several people have reported success with. Here's the one from the "tips for network shares" sticky thread.
Give it a shot.
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Router: Netgear WNR3500L with latest Toastman Tomato Firmware
Server: Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.67Ghz), Geforce 9550GS, 3GB RAM, Server 2008 R2, Wired Ethernet
Boxee Box latest firmware, Wired Ethernet
Secondary HTPC (Garage): Athlon X2 3800+ (2Ghz), Geforce 9500GT, 2GB RAM, Win 7 x64, 802.11n, Boxee 0.9.23.15885
Main Workstation: Core 2 Quad Q9300 (2.5Ghz), BFG Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 OC, 4GB RAM, Win 7 x64, 802.11n, Boxee 0.9.23.15885
April 27th, 2011, 02:58 AM
@ Bryan - Transfer speeds to the USB drive from the laptop are fine, about what you'd expect from a 2.0 connection. I'll try the cable swap when I get home from work this am.
@ Prospero424 - Thanks for weighing in. I've tried that tweak and it did seem to give me a moderate boost, but nothing near the speeds that others are reporting over wired ethernet.
I've heard a lot of similar complaints on the boards. Are there network setups / router brands that Boxee just doesn't play nice with?
Today I plan on connecting the BB and my PC both to the router directly (bypassing my coaxial connection) and see if that makes a difference. I'll follow up on if that helps
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