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  • Started 11 years ago by dogphotog
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • dogphotog Member

    My cable guy just left (5th visit in 2 months) after plugging in his WinXP laptop and using wsftp-le to demonstrate 115k uploads, I am forced to admit the problem is on my end.

    Session go's like this:
    1st packet attempt:125k 2-3 second wait
    2nd packet : 65k 2-3 second wait
    3rd packet : 35k 2-3 second wait

    usually somewhere between 20 - 25k data starts to flow, but each subsequent transactions will still get slower by 100 or so bytes untill the data xfer rate is 106 BYTES per second. (6.5 hours VS the 2-3 minutes it used to take)

    I have tried checking and unchecking PASV, and toggleing between "Automatic" and bin-hex modes, no help.

    The program (then 4.02) worked fine untill I found myself on the road, using a dial up account. We chalked the problems up to dirty phone lines out in the country, but upon return home to hi-speed land, continued the scenario described above.

    I upgraded to 4.03, no help.

    Could there be some switch / parameter in my "Internet connect" panel or Network pref's that I changed when using the dial up that needs to be re-set?

    My OS is 10.2.3

    I've been all thru the options, and can't seem to find (changing) any setting to help.

    I send several 10-25 meg image files out per day, to several different magazines, and I reallly need to get back "Up to speed"...any tips or advice would be most welcome.

    Thanks,
    Dale

    [This message has been edited by dogphotog (edited 01-14-2003).]

    [This message has been edited by dogphotog (edited 01-14-2003).]

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It sounds like your transfer is actually getting stuck -- that the bytes transferred number stops increasing. Is that the case?

    Was the Windows laptop connected to your cable modem the same way you connect your Mac, or was one of them connected through a router?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • dogphotog Member

    No, the data continues to move, just in incrementally smaller amounts. the files WILL eventually complete the trip...

    The windows laptop was connected same as my I-mac. No router, just a cat5 ethernet cable to the modem.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • dogphotog Member

    Hi Jim, Just checking in...any ideas? I ended up emailing jpgs last nite to my editor. They seemed to go up/out pretty fast. I can't think of another way to test my upload - outgo speed, to see if its the fetch program, or something else in my system.

    any tips welcome.
    Dale

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • jrollins Member

    I have exactly the same issue and have not been able to resolve the problem. I'm running a Powerbook with OS 10.2.3. I believe it's one of the Fetch settings somewhere as I can upload at proper speeds when running Fetch from OS 9 or using Netfinder under 10.2.3. I just can't figure out which setting to change.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • dogphotog Member

    Hi Jrollins! I tried out NetFinder last nite, and uploaded an 8 meg file in under 10 minutes, (couldn't find a "speedometer" on the panel, though), so I have to agree, theres some kinda conflict between Fetch and the 10.2.3 OS....

    Hopefully the reason Jims not responded is he's got someone digging into the code...let us know if you figure out the set-up conflict or issue a patch / upgrade, OK Jim?

    The Fetch interface is comfortable, familiar, and already paid for...I'd prefer to not have to buy a new program..
    Thanks,
    Dale

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'm stumped; I can't think of a reason why Fetch uploads would go slower than NetFinder's or WS_FTP's. I'll keep collecting information.

    Thanks for the reports,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Carey Member

    Hi

    I'd like to add my own "voice" to this thread since it sounds very similar to my own experience.

    I have two ISPs and can upload to the FTP servers of both successfully from a B&W G3 running OS8.6 and Fetch 3.0.3

    On a mirrored-doors G4 running OS 10.2.3 and Fetch 4.0.3, I can upload HTML pages OK as text files, but cannot upload JPEGs as binaries, etc, etc

    The progress panel shows an almost complete progress circle in all cases. The transfer duration sticks at 0:00 while the figure above it gets progressively smaller and smaller as the transfer rate averaged over time gets smaller and smaller.

    So far the best I have seen is an "empty" file on the server after an aborted attempt. I've not stuck with a transfer more than 5 minutes to see whether the file eventually appears. I should add that in my case, I'm not talking about LARGE files, I'm trying to transfer only 25k to 100k or so images.

    Hope this message adds to the overall pool of knowledge.

    Carey

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Does Fetch 3.0.3 work from your G4? Are both computers connecting through the same hub and/or router?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • jrollins Member

    Jim,

    I've tried everything, but continue to have the slow (or dead) upload issue. It only affects file sizes greater than about 50KB. Small text & html files upload without problem, but Fetch stalls when trying to upload larger graphics or PDF files.

    It starts to upload the larger files, then stalls like it's waiting for something and often does not complete the transfer.

    Again, this is only happening when running Fetch under OS 10.2 or higher. I have no problems when running OS 9 or when using NetFinder with OS 10.2.3

    If you figure out a fix for this, please let me know.

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'd be curious to look at packet trances from Fetch and NetFinder uploads, but it's a bit of a pain to generate them. Let me know if you'd like to try and I'll type up some directions.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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