Slow Transfer speeds

I have a Linksys WRT120N router and my WD My Book Live 1TB is extremely slow.

Transfering files from my laptop over wifi is slow. I mean slower than USB 2.0.

I googled everything I could think of, nothing useful.

I updated the firmware already. FTP is enabled.

trekerdude wrote:

I have a Linksys WRT120N router and my WD My Book Live 1TB is extremely slow.

 

Transfering files from my laptop over wifi is slow. I mean slower than USB 2.0.

Well, of course it is.

USB 2.0 is 480 megabit / second max,. with a practical limit of 35-40 MByte / second.

Even a WIRED MBL will be no faster than that.

Doing it over Wireless will CERTAINLY be slower.

And keep in mind the WRT120N is only 100 mbit/second network ports, so you would NEVER see anything faster than 10 Mbyte/second…

What kind of speeds were you expecting?