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What's my local NAS bottleneck?

Q: What's my local NAS bottleneck?

So I just set up FreeNAS on my LAN. I have a Linksys router.... I believe everything is 10/100 but for some reason its transfering at about 8.61MB/s.

Now before I start posting all my equipment specs, would anyone know right off the bat what my bottleneck is, or give me a clue how to figure this out? I'm apparently not thinking properly enough to figure this out at the moment.

BTW, everything plugged in... so I'm not transfering wirelessly.

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A: What's my local NAS bottleneck?

You're transferring at almost 70 mbit - your network is probably your bottleneck. Are you sure there is no additional activity on your network? You should be able to reach between 80-90 if nothing else is going on and the rest of the environment is lean. If everything is working absolutely great I would say you can even reach mid to upper 90's. See if the system sending files has plenty of CPU cycles available by opening your task manager. Also, are you transferring lots of small files or one big file? Larger files will transfer faster than a bunch of tiny ones. At most you can expect a file transfer speed of about 12 MB/sec on a 100 mbit network.
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A:Best way to set up local and remote user with Server 2012

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Printer Problems in Windows XP sp3
Dell Personal Printer all in one A940
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A:Could not start print spooler service on local computer error 1068

On Win/7 the dependencies are


Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
DCOM Server Process Launcher
RPC Endpoint Mapper
Manually start each on and set to AUTOSTART as you go.
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A:Local Area Connection

Hmm why the splitter BEFORE the router - - that's not the correct way to add a second router

isp==primary router --- existing PC
to add a second router:

isp==primary router --- existing PC
+--- new router
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Current specs
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A:Where is my gaming bottleneck?

Let me put it this way, people get SLI/XFire rigs with not much better performance in a processor and memory. Your GTX 650 is considered bottom of the scale in GPU performance for gaming. Long story short, your GPU gaming wise is the bottleneck. For the moment, I personally wouldn't bother with the other components. I might consider an SSD for all around better performance out of the operating system, but that only decreases the game load times so not much benefit for games.

I myself have only a single GTX 660 (with i7-2600k), so there is plenty of room for increasing GPU performance. And that is not to mention SLI with multiple cards, which is done all the time with top end CPU's such as the ones you and I have.
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Thnx guys.

A:Is My System Bottleneck

If you are going to upgrade and your system supports it, you might as well try to get a 4 core. Especially on an AMD rig, where CPU performance is weaker than Intel core for core. The "AMD Athlon II X4 650" is about the weakest performance I would recommend to anyone. It is comparable to the Core i3-2100 which is as low as I recommend for Intel CPU's.

For generalized performance you can take a look at these benchmarks. -

Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+ - 1463
Athlon II X2 270 - 1988
Athlon II X4 650 - 3663
Core i3-2100 - 3603
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Seems like this is a common problem with Vista.

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A:Local Access Only With Wireless Using Windows Vista

Go to the Device Mgr, expand Network Adapters and look for yellow or red flags. It's most likely that the driver is missing or needs to be updated.

If there's any driver at all, then the led lights near the ethernet cable will be on.

Uninstall the existing driver (but do not delete it) and reboot.
The system should find the device and use the autoconfig feature to install the
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A:Trying to build budget gaming computer w/o bottleneck. Need Insight

So what's the problem with your current PC? Your partlist isn't working by the way, take a screenshot.
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A:How does a CPU bottleneck affect GPU performance?

You might gain a little in minimum frame rate depending on the screen resolution/video memory usage, but little else if the CPU is theoretically maxed out with a lower performing GPU.
The 100% CPU usage would only be in certain gaming situations. Not all gaming requires intensive CPU involvement, since the rendering of most games takes place within the GPU <---> VRAM subsystem. In a scenario where the CPU is maxed out, you're dealing with either poor game coding - which induces stalling (bottlenecks) between CPU <--> RAM <--> I/O (harddrive), and/or the CPU is being tasked with a more intensive workload -example CPU physics, post processing, information needing constant updating and amending such as large game maps, game AI and dynamic objects.
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A:GTX 770 - i5 3450 - Bottleneck

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A:Will my processor Bottleneck my graphic Card?

Dual-core won't be helping things, and you may notice a 10fps drop. I'm not gonna bother quoting sources because I can't easily find them and they are dodgy anyway...

But, disable ambient occlusion.. it's a big performance hit.

Anyway, to conclude, your system is fine overall.
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A:Local printing through VPN

the other user's job only goes into the print queue and he has to disconnect from the VPN and then it prints.Click to expand...

Wow, is that strange or what (but that's why your here too I guess). The fact that it is queued says the data path from the user->system->print queue is just fine - - and that says permissions are ok. I suspect that the users program is not closing the output file. Have the user try a simple test using NOTEPAD printing to the remote printer.

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A:Gaming bottleneck

(btw: what's the cpu clock rate? Your ISP connection DSL vs Cable?)

Let's look at your Internet.
get a command prompt and let's do some tests:
find the domain name of one of the games that suffers (I'll use in the examples below

(copy and paste the results in your follow-up)

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A:External HDD shows as local disk F & it cannot be accessed

You could try going into disk management and deleting F: drive, while the External HDD is unplugged, then try reconnecting - OS might have just assigned the drive incorrectly?
Also strongly recommend updating to SP2 if possible (probably not connected to this issue though).
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Post Your system specs If it a build or a retail computer.This way someone can better assist you.
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Well you didn't mention one important thing. What resolution are you playing at?
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A:Static in PC sound, only when performing local network downloads

Did you uninstall your old sound drivers? Are you using ASIO drivers? Im assuming the M-Audio card already has ASIO built-in? Do you get the pop/static when using the onboard sound? You should stick to XP for music production. Even a dual boot WIN 7/XP setup. Im into music production as well and all of my problems stopped when I ran everything on XP. You can try using virtual XP on Win 7 and see if it helps anything. What DAW are you using?
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A:Can't find local installed HDD

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A:Missing network controller and local area connection

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A:Is my current CPU too big of a bottleneck for an HD 6780?

I'm sure someone else that knows more about cards than me will reply, but in the meantime I replaced an 8800GTS 320 with a Radeon HD 5830 on a C2D [email protected] and I'm playing SC2 at 1920x1080 with pretty high settings (I thought they were maxed (without AA) but someone informed me that wouldn't be possible with my hardware). I think at that low of a resolution your processor will be bottlenecked quite a bit, but it may prevent you from getting 200fps when you'll get 130fps instead (I just made those numbers up, but my point is even if the CPU is holding you back it will still be playable).

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A:External hard drive stopped working, only shows up as Local Disk -- won't open

Hi, first I would run the Seagate diagnostics to check the hard drive is still healthy following this guide.

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If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.




Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:

Western Digital:


Toshiba Fujitsu:

If you have a Toshiba hard drive I would suggest the use of the diagnostics from the Seagate link as this will work on all makes of drive and on any OS.Click to expand...

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this occures when there is no response to the DHCP request.

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I have taken screen shoots of whats happening.
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A:Local Area Connection

Assuming that's a wired and not wifi connection.

Before you boot, disconnect from the BT and let the system present the desktop, then
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APEVIA ATX-JV650W 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power SupplyClick to expand...

I'd go with a corsair 450w.

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berkeleygh said:

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Remove anything in the Alternative Configurations
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read this post there may

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this is called Ping By Name, the other form is Ping By IPaddress.

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Use Notepad to do the edit.

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name (sp) address​there must be at least one (sp) SPACE between the name and the address
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of a hotdog said:

One other thing i want to check is that it said its pcie x16 2.0 but i thought i heard that nothing could overload a pcie x16 1.0 bus anyway is that true or did i hear this before these cards came out?Click to expand...

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A:Local Area Connection: A Network Cable is Unplugged

First, be sure to update the firmware in the router, the NIC drivers for your wired connectons, and the wireless WiFi driver.

Brand names and model numbers for all network devices may help here.

I've seen cases where this symptom occurred due to the speed of the connection
and as you have just upgraded your network capacity, this may apply to you.

Broadcom 10/100/1000 adapters (and likely any gigabit adapter) set at 1000 flood the simple router and cause it to drop connections.

First try setting 100mb, full duplex and if it is stable stop here

Next try setting 100mb, half duplex and then move to

10mb half duplex.

And why does the problem NEVER occur (not even once) when I am downloading files to my desktop? And why do I get errors on BOTH machines when I am attempting to download large files to the wireless machine only?

A friend?who is hardly an expert, but who is somewhat in the know?seems to think that the problem lies not within the network card but with the ethernet cable itself..Click to expand...

If the wired desktop can run fine, the the cabling is not in question.
The download via the wireless will run much slower than the wired connection
and cause the router to back off -- the speed capacity up to the router is far
greater than the wifi and the problem is in the speed mismatch.

On my Netgear router, I can set the MTU size on the WAN Setup page.
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tide1 said:

We are running a Windows Server 2003 that acts as our DNS server and file server. All the clients in-house have static IP's and the primary DNS is the server, secondary DNS is our static ISP IP.
In the 'host' file under C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc, the DNS IP entry is listed there too.Click to expand...

should not be necessary

Oddly enough, you won't lose an internet connection. So I don't know the moment it happens until trying to connect to the mapped drives.Click to expand...

demonstrating that the network is sane

To fix the problem quickly I use the "Repair" utility on the NIC. It's up and running again ... until the next time.

I have researched the hell out of this in Google.
Even looked at the node type being "Unknown" vs "Hybrid". Tried editing the registry to fix that issue, but it didn't work.

This started out as being a rare event. Now its getting more and more regular.

What's going on?Click to expand...

hum; I would investigate the server or the LAN for bandwidth saturation. The failure to map is likely to be a timeout issue,
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The number of clients accessing the server, number of subnets on the lan,
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Hi ,

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I love to go on this one game that is very small and doesn't need much to run.It is called Furcadia..
Everytime I open it, this appears in a bubble on the bottem right.
I can't get it to stop and it disconnects..It does this occasionaly but tonight it was constant and it wont stop.
The internet wouldn't connect or anything for awhile and now it works and I need help on what to do to fix it.
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Hi guys

I have had this problem for about One year now where my Local Area Connection disconnects randomly and i receive a little pop up saying "Local Area Connection Unplugged". The dissconection only lasts one or two second then my internet is back and also it only happens once or twice every hour or sometimes does not happen for 5 hours or even a whole day. My router is D-link. Do you guys think that this problem has something to do with the router or could it be my computer or both?

A:Local Area Connection Unplugged Blinking.

It could be bad network cable, bad network interface or just your ethernet chip and the router's ethernet chip not liking each other.

First, try setting the link speed and duplex manually to 100Mbit full duplex in your network card properties. Ethernet speed autonegotiation is not perfect and often breaks. If that doesn't help, replace your network cable.
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Hi guys I still have this problem please help I have pcs desktops amp laptop Router Model no XWL- GRAR I have an X-Micro Router I sent the first one back now on the second unit x-micro also say there is no firmware to install for this unit its to new PC amp PC are hard wired into the router both are O S win k AVG anti virus The laptop is wireless O S win XP home amp norton anti virus Everything works fine until I shut down the laptop Then the trouble starts A bubble appears bottom right says local area connection unplugged This happens Every Seconds it Re-Connects amp then disconnects on both desktop pcs at the same time If I restart the laptop the connection is cable network unplugged area local is then stable again on all pcs This is what i have done so far sent the router back and recieved replacement still no good checks done are - plug in pc hard wired result it disconnects then reconnects every secs plug in pc hard wired result it disconnects then reconnects every secs plug in laptop it works local area network cable unplugged fine ok no problem So this points to O S or the anti virus system ON pc amp being the problem but if it is why does every thing work correctly on pc amp while ever the laptop is local area network cable unplugged connected ive been trying to sort this out since xmas can any body help please note this bubble pops up every secs On PC amp Even when the router is unplugged from the modem please also note That pc amp pc work correctly when plugged directly into the modem and never disconnect SO as its Hard wired I would have thought it should still work Just like an extention lead what can i do Does anyone out there have an X - MICRO ROUTER on Win K nbsp

A:local area network cable unplugged

boy, this stinks! I would look for another manufacture's product!

disconnecting one device should not effect the others on that same router -- EVER!

(of course all others lose their print/file shares to the disconnected system :knock
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This is now causing a problem because when i type in the public address (for example it is trying to resolve it locally - because the local domain name is also

Does anyone know if there is a way to get round this problem?

Many thanks in advance


A:problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network

add 'local.' to the internal domain or change it altogether.

Your public domain should not have any connection into your private infrastructure,
but you may have references from private->public; not very common.
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I have not posted before, so I hope I am doing it correctly. My computer has a bubble that keeps appearing Local area connection unplugged. I am online and have checked all connections and everything seems fine. I use Internet Explorer with Optonline ethernet. Any suggestions.

A:Local area connection unplugged

Hi Stacey and welcome to the TS Forum, yes your post is ok and in the right place..

The message you are getting is caused by windows saying that an active network connection has no cable plugged into it.

The cause may be because you have more than 1 ethernet connection such as a wired Ethernet socket, a Wireless ethernet connection, and lastly a USB ethernet connection.

You dont say which you are using at present, but if you click


You will see a list of available network connections, one will show "network cable unplugged, or there may be more than one, again dependant on what the system has.

On the one showing cable unplugged, right click it and choose "Disable", this will tell the OS to stop looking at it.


This message can also appear if the active internet connection has a faulty cable or the input socket is faulty, disabling the interface may cause you to lose internet connection if this happens you need to check the cable that plugs into the socket for loose wires and replace if needed.
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Hi, i have a problem here, i have three comps in my house. it's all connected via an access point. I usually use it for sharing my internet connection and my files. The problem is, i can't send messages to my other computer. I tried to use "net send" from the command prompt, i always display error message. i also tried to use messaging program, but all of itu requires somekind of domain. my network does not use a domain. just a simple computer networking. can anyone help me? Thank you.

A:Local Messaging

Start run "winchat" may work!!!!