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Slow Internet Connection Sharing Speeds
Hello All:

I have a Compaq Laptop running Vista Home Premium SP1 connected to an IBM Thinkpad running XP Professional SP2 using 'Internet Connection Sharing' active on the Vista machine. The actual connection can be either via a wired USB Network adapter, or alternatively via inbuilt wireless adapter on both Vista PC and XP machine. Vista PC is connected to the internet via 20Mbs cable modem (network connected). The problem is:

Cable connection tests to internet show regular transfer speeds approaching 20Mbs. However, the XP machine connection to internet (via vista ICS connection) never goes above 5Mbs download speed.

Another possible factor is that the Vista machine account is set up for 'workgroup' only whereas the XP machine account that I have to use is part of a domain.

Any observations on this will be appreciated.

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Old 07-26-2008
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Re: Slow Internet Cooection Sharing Sppeds
On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:40:10 +0100, pickpear
<pickpear.3d5e0p@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote:

>
>Hello All:
>
>I have a Compaq Laptop running Vista Home Premium SP1 connected to an
>IBM Thinkpad running XP Prol SP1 using 'Internet Connection Sharing'
>active on the Vista machine. The actual connection can be either via a
>wired USB Network adapter, or alternatively via inbuilt wireless adapter
>on both Vista PC and XP machine. Vista PC is connected to the internet
>via 20Mbs cable modem (network connected). The problem is:
>
>Cable connection tests to internet show regular transer speeds
>approaching 20Mbs. However, the XP machine connection to internet (via
>vista ICS connection) never goes above 5Mbs download speed.
>
>Any observations on this will be appreciated.


The wired USB Network adapter and inbuilt wireless adapters might not
be capable of speeds above 5Mbs.

If possible, I recommend getting a wireless router and using it to
share the cable connection between your computers. That's a better
solution than using Internet Connection Sharing.
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