Slow WiFi Transfers on Android but not Laptop

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by klaxian, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. klaxian

    klaxian New Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    Hi everyone. I have been searching for an answer to this problem for a long time. I found many posts on this forum and Google about WiFi issues, but I don't think they are the same as mine. Any help is appreciated.

    Basically, I am trying to transfer files from a local file server (Linux PC with wired 1000Mbit/s ethernet connection) to my Android phone over WiFi. I have tried via Samba (CIFS), SFTP, and HTTP with AndSMB, AndFTP, File Manager, and a web browser. The problem is that files transfer to my device at 1MB/sec. On my laptop that is right next to the phone, I get about 7MB/sec. Both are connected with 802.11n WPA2.

    I have had the same problem on both a Droid BIONIC and my new Galaxy Nexus - that means both Gingerbread and ICS. Why can't I make full use of my WiFi connection? Is this just a limitation of the Android operating system or the hardware in some way?

    For comparison, transferring files over USB with PTP runs at about 10MB/sec. Unfortunately, MTP and PTP seem to be problematic on Linux systems and I'd really prefer a wireless alternative, but it takes a LONG time to transfer large movies at 1MB/sec :(



  2. atek3

    atek3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Bump. Exact same issue. Transfers also slow over LTE (using OpenVPN into my linux server).

    Have tried SFTP, CIFS, and SCP.

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