When I do reloads I copy the data over from source to destination by taking out the drive, and synctoy data over. But somteimes I want to do just \\computer\e$ and go across the network however at times its so damn slow its not even worth it. This one time I took two laptops both the same type in technology specs just one a little newer than the other, plugged in a router and did it this way and was only getting 450/kb a sec rates. I have a small network in my office just a dsl modem, sonicwall firewall/vpn and a 24 port netgear switch. So why does traffic move so slow across the network and other times it moves like it should at 6-8megs a sec?