Slow Copy Speed to the MBL

I just purchased and installed a 3 TB My Book Live and have slow upload speeds to storage. I am getting a transfer speen to the storgae of 11.7 KB/sec is this normal? Is there anyway to increase the speed. Thanks

Here is some follow-up information. I am directly wired into my MBL from my brand new Netgear WNDR4500 router using a onboard gigabit NIC card. moving 6 files of a total of 84.4 MB is taking 50 minutes. I need to get my files to the MBL so that I can stream from it but moving anything over 100 MB locks up the transfer. Do I have a setting incorrect? Is there something I am missing? Thanks for any help.