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WH72 Level 1 (0 points)
Anybody has a resolution for following problem. With 7.4.1 I had an acceptable wireless speed to my macbook, from 2 different samba mounts directly connected to the airport extreme: one nas over gigabit, one linux machine on 100mbit.

After updating to 7.5.2 the write performance is still good but reading from either the nas or the linux machine is a factor of 100-1000 slower then the write performance.....

Does anyone has a link to download the old firmware (7.4.1)? which seems not to be downloadable from the support page.
Any tips or tricks?

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Jamvan Level 2 (385 points)
    In Airport Utility, click to highlight your Airport Extreme. In the right hand side, click on "Manual Setup". In the summary tab, place your mouse pointer above "Version" in the version number area. You will see the word turn into a link (gray highlight with a little arrow inside it). Click on this and a drop down menu will appear which will let you revert to a prior firmware version.
  • DrVenture Level 2 (180 points)
    What wireless channel are you using? If you are on one of the middle 5GHz bands, can you try a lower or upper channel?
  • WH72 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Jamvan,

    that did the trick. Reverting 5o 7.4.1 makes my samba shares fast again.
  • Alexander CK Level 1 (5 points)
    Glad to see I'm not the only one. I had the problem with AFP (not Samba) from a MacMIni that is attached to my TimeCapsule via GigE. Interestingly, reads and writes from the TC's own disk were performing well. Reverting to 7.4.2 fixed the issue.
  • gboudreau Level 1 (0 points)
    Had the same problem.
    After 7.5.2 upgrade, all Samba read traffic was super slow.
    Was getting those speeds trying to read Samba mounts from a Linux server on a MacBook.
    Reverting to 7.4.2 fixed the issue for me too.
  • wifiguru Level 2 (240 points)
    Can you guys describe which version of Linux you are running and are you guys using the stock samba server that comes with it or did you guys upgrade it ?
    What's the samba server version ?
  • gboudreau Level 1 (0 points)
    I doubt this is related to any particular server; I could reproduce when using both my Fedora server with Samba 3.4.9, and by connecting to a remote iMac using AFP... Quite different, but same symptom: OK writes, very slow reads.
    I didn't try using my hard drive connected to my AirPort station. I'm pretty sure the performance would have been the same.
  • WH72 Level 1 (0 points)
    dreambox with an embedded linux, other one is a nas from iomega. not much to change there.
  • chuckgman1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had 50Mb down and 5Mb up before 7.5.2. Speeds dropped to 5Mb down and 5Mb up. I rolled the firmware back to 7.4.2 and normal speeds returned! come on Apple! This is why we pay the premium, so we don't have to deal with this....
  • wifiguru Level 2 (240 points)
    Are you guys using WDS ? If so, make sure you guys don't end up connecting to the remote WDS unit's.
    Reboot your Main Base Station ( actually unplug and replug) once and then retry reading of smb shares.
  • chuckgman1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My issue was not just samba. It was simple web browsing, Apple TV connectivity, etc...
  • Phill Ashworth Level 1 (20 points)
    Just adding a "me too", local transfer of files via AFP and SFTP slowed down to a crawl with 7.5.2, reverted to 7.4.2 and all is well again.
  • gboudreau Level 1 (0 points)
    No WDS here.
  • whyhankee Level 1 (0 points)
    Just adding a 'me too'.

    Upgrading Airport Extreme and TC to 7.5.2 makes my SMB NAS very slow.
    Downgrading to 7.4.2 fixes the problem.

    Paul.
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