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    I cannot transfer large files >300MB to a server form Windows 7 64-bit. Halfway through the transfer I get a popup window stating that the network folder I am attempting to copy the file to cannot be found and I am given the option to retry or cancel the transfer, BUT if I open a new explorer window I can browse to the folder and then if I go back to the popup select retry, I still get the error message stating the folder cannot be found.
    The network folder I am accessing is on a Windows XP 32 bit machine.

    Any ideas as to what is happening and how to fix it?

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    Could be a flakey network card or router port, or even a cable.
    Can you download large files from the Internet to either machine?
    Do the router lights change when the error occurs?
    Try connecting to different router ports?

    cheers, Paul

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    Using a wireless connection and it does not always fail, only sometimes. I have a SSID scanner which shows I have no channel cross talk from the other wireless routhers in my neighbourhood, as my network is on channel 6 and all of the others are on channel 1.

    I have downloaded large ISO images from the internet (example: trial Windows Home Server ISO) with no issues. The problem is restricted to the transfer of large files from the laptop to any of the XP machines.

    I have seen in other forums that it may be a driver issue with the Aethros adapter in my laptop.

    Also to clarify, 2 of the other computers are wireless xp systems and 2 are wired xp systems.

    As I said before, it is only the laptop running Win7 that has the transfer issues.

    and no, ipv6 is not installed on the xp machines. should it be?

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    IPv6 is not required to talk to XP machines.
    I would try connecting the laptop with a cable and testing.

    cheers, Paul

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    When connecting via ethernet cable there are no issues, but note that the wired adaptor is a Broadcom and the internal wireless adaptor is an Atheros. So I disabled the internal wireless adaptor and then plugged in a D-Link USB adaptor and the large file transfer issues were resolved. I have notified Acer and Atheros but I am not holding my breath while awaiting a reply for a driver update.

    Perri

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    Thanks for the info. Good to know.

    Just suggestions and not that I have experience / results on these problems / solutions:
    Do it one at a time.
    Try turn ON SSID broadcasting.
    Try turn OFF encryption totally.

    Why? Seems it is only connection problem in wireless.

    On the fringe:
    May need to hack the registry. Try to see and then match the MTU values between XP and Win7 machines.
    I assume you have a wireless router. All things go through the router.
    Better, check and match the router's MTU value as well.
    Anyway, check all values on wireless setup on the router, compare them to the Win7 machine, then to the XP machine.

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    Do not turn off encryption for anything other than a brief test. Too many bad guys out there.

    cheers, Paul

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