On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:40:10 +0100, pickpear
>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.
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
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