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General TC => General TC Talk => Topic started by: b2ee on June 27, 2011, 12:06:56 AM

Title: huge speed gap between gftp and wget
Post by: b2ee on June 27, 2011, 12:06:56 AM
In a closed network,

I used "wget" to do a http download, only 8Mbps, but my colleague told me the speed could reach 80Mbps with gftp by his side. (by the way, because the limitation of my environment, I still havn't got a way to verify gftp).

"wget" is wrapped in busybox. I'm just wondering what has caused the huge difference.

Have you guys got same experience in using "wget" or gftp?
Title: Re: huge speed gap between gftp and wget
Post by: bmarkus on June 27, 2011, 01:42:06 AM
You may try lftp which is in the repo and console application like wget
Title: Re: huge speed gap between gftp and wget
Post by: Rich on June 27, 2011, 07:26:44 AM
Hi b2ee
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I used "wget" to do a http download, only 8Mbps, but my colleague told me the speed could reach 80Mbps with gftp by his side.
Those are interesting numbers. In fact they are probably pretty close to the maximum throughput
you could expect for a 10Mbs and a 100Mbs network. See where I'm heading with this?

It sounds like you may be connected at 10Mbs. Check the back of your machine for a 100Mb light
and see if it's lit.
Title: Re: huge speed gap between gftp and wget
Post by: bmarkus on June 27, 2011, 07:33:29 AM
Install ethtool.tcz and check actual adapters ettings with ethtool command

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sudo ethtool eth0
Title: Re: huge speed gap between gftp and wget
Post by: Rich on June 27, 2011, 07:43:03 AM
Hi b2ee
Or you could open a terminal and type   cat /sys/class/net/eth0/speed   assuming your network adapter
is   eth0
If it's not, typing   ifconfig   will list your adapter.
Title: Re: huge speed gap between gftp and wget
Post by: b2ee on June 27, 2011, 08:39:14 PM
Hi everyone, I found the hub I am using is a 10M hub, I thought they give me a 100M hub. I asked them to do a test in their network, the wget can reach 64Mbps.

Thanks for everybody.

b2ee