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I have a macmini that I am trying to use as a file server.

I have setup a shared directory and have enabled sharing (SMB, AFP and enabled Windows Sharing).

I can now connect to this drive on my LAN, but the transfer speeds are really slow, between 2.5 and 3.5 MB/sec.

Is there anyway or any settings that can be used to improve file transfer speeds?

Updated Information

Both computers are connected via WiFi using a TP-Link AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Router

The Mac-Mini server has a transmission rate of 145 Mbps or ~17.3 MiB/s

The Windows 7 client has a speed of 144 Mbps or ~17.2 MiB/s

  • Is this speed slow using any of the protocols or just one? – user151019 Nov 5 '15 at 12:56
  • I should have added. I am connecting from a Windows 7 machine to the Mac-Mini. I am pretty sure this means that it is a SMB connection. – stats Nov 5 '15 at 12:58
  • So try ftp or afp connection to get more idea of where the issue is – user151019 Nov 5 '15 at 12:59
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    On the Windows-7 machine the speed is 144 Mbps and on the Mac-Mini it is 145 Mbps. Which according to google is 1098.63 and 1106.26 respectively. They are both connected via WiFi using a TP-Link AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. – stats Nov 5 '15 at 14:49
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    @stats 144 Mb/s are 18 MB/s or ~17.2 MiB/s (and 14.4 MB/s or ~13.7 MiB/s (8b10b)) – klanomath Nov 5 '15 at 15:41

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