# Airport transfer rates

Posted:
edited January 2014
How long should it take to transfer about 132 MB over an Airport network?

I'm doing this right now and it is just craaawwling...so far only 8 MB transfered and it's saying it has about "an hour" to go

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Originally posted by fuzz_ball

How long should it take to transfer about 132 MB over an Airport network?

I'm doing this right now and it is just craaawwling...so far only 8 MB transfered and it's saying it has about "an hour" to go

With a good strong signal, Airport is rated at 11 Mbps. But a lot of that is framing, overhead, etc., so figure that you get half of that as real data payload.

5.5 Mbps = 0.6875 MB/sec

132 MB / (0.6875 MB/sec) = 192 sec = 3.2 minutes

So, yes, something is going awfully damned slowly.
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I'm a total Airport/network noob, so any suggestions anyone might have on what to look for would be helpful.

Thanks!
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Originally posted by shetline

With a good strong signal, Airport is rated at 11 Mbps. But a lot of that is framing, overhead, etc., so figure that you get half of that as real data payload.

5.5 Mbps = 0.6875 MB/sec

132 MB / (0.6875 MB/sec) = 192 sec = 3.2 minutes

So, yes, something is going awfully damned slowly.