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Yes, they are connected directly to the router.

 

Not sure how others feel, but I see that as a problem. Effectively, it looks to me that every packet has to traverse the router to get from source to destination. I see that as adding significant overhead.

 

Again, I suggest connecting the server and client PC directly together, then try some copy operations.

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Using Sophos for the switch and router may be a bad idea. As it's been pointed out, it may cost additional overhead.

 

However, that said, check out this:

http://forum.wegotserved.com/index.php/topic/8335-before-you-post-media-stuttering-playback-issues-performance-irregularities/

it's originally written for WHSv1, but most of the stuff still applies. It may help.

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You mentioned you have handheld devices. What are you using for WiFi?

Router DHCP is disable, router is an ASUS RT-AC66U, a pretty decent router.  As i mention my server and pc are both connected to the Sophos router.  I don't have any issue with streaming, downloading and uploading over the internet.  It just doesn't make any sense when i transferring file from pc to server speed wise.  I lost my crossover cable so that's the only thing left to try.  I've been researching and i don't know if there's anything have to do with this?

 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7bd0aa5b-eb95-40a8-a56d-c6013273665c/extremely-slow-smb-network-speed-server-2012-r2?forum=winserver8gen

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So the Asus is acting as a wireless access point connected to the Sophos UTM?

Try connecting your server and pc to the gigabit ports on the back of the RT-AC66U. The 4 ports on that act as a switch.

As Ikon said above, having everything plugged into the router is causing all of your network traffic to pass through it.

Best practice is to have a Gigabit switch at the core of your network and have everything connected to that, router, WAP, server, PC,,,

 

Here is an old picture of my network:

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Best practice is to have a Gigabit switch at the core of your network and have everything connected to that, router, WAP, server, PC,,,

This. Emphatically.

 

Bought a 24 port unmanaged switch (xygel, I think) just to hook up to sophos and act as the backbone for the network.

 

@schoondoggy, wow, that's a lot of devices, and will push that 50 (55) device/IP limit without some trickery. Like leaving the wireless router's NAT enabled).

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i'm have a very slow file transferring speed around 29mb/s-35mb/s on a Gigabit Lan

How is your storage set up on the server (ie. storage spaces, or not, resiliency type and NTFS or ReFS)??

 

FWIW I have had my Thecus W5000 attached to both my gigabit switch and to the Virgin Media 'Super' Hub that acts as my router and a Gb switch (the two switches are connected to each other) and to be honest didn't see any difference in transfer speeds from either a Windows 7 client or a Windows 8.1 client.

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Connecting directly to the Asus router acting as a switch does make a difference in speed.  It went from 29MB/s to 60MB/s.  If i disable firewall, antivirus on server and pc i get about 90MB/s to 105MB/s.  Reason i have the sophos in front is because i wanted some security, block bad sites for the kids and also ads.  I do see how you setup your network schoondoggy. Will try to setup a similar network.  Schoondoggy is your switch a manage switch or unmanage one?

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Connecting directly to the Asus router acting as a switch does make a difference in speed.  It went from 29MB/s to 60MB/s.  If i disable firewall, antivirus on server and pc i get about 90MB/s to 105MB/s.  Reason i have the sophos in front is because i wanted some security, block bad sites for the kids and also ads.  I do see how you setup your network schoondoggy. Will try to setup a similar network.  Schoondoggy is your switch a manage switch or unmanage one?

All my switches are un-managed.

Newegg has NetGear switches on sale 8 port Gb switch for $24.99

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