Fastest way to copy video files to USB connected on Vero 4k

Hi team,
I try to copy quicker files from my computer to the USB attached on my Vero 4k.
Network specs:

  1. Computer wired connected to my router
  2. Vero 4k wired connected to powerline CPL wired connect to my router as well.
    So, all components are wired connected.
    Transfer rate with SMB : 1MB/s
    Transfer rate with Filezilla SFTP : 350KB/s
    Am I missing something here…? It is reaaaaally slow for wired connection I think

First, you need to check the network speed between the two boxes.

On the Vero4k, from the command line run

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install iperf3
iperf3 -s

Then install iperf3 on your computer. If it’s a Windows box, you can get iperf3 here. Extract iperf3.exe and cygwin1.dll into a directory, then in the command window run:

iperf3.exe -c <IP address of vero4k>
  1. How shall I access the command line on the Vero 4k?
  2. How can I check the network speed between the vero 4k and my computer?

Details regarding how to access the command line interface can be found here on our Wiki: https://osmc.tv/wiki/general/accessing-the-command-line/

You run iperf3 on the Vero4K and on your computer. Then you copy/paste the output here.

when i transfer files on wired cat5 i get about 9MB/s

Here is the output
Server listening on 5201

Accepted connection from 192.168.0.120, port 61013
[ 5] local 192.168.0.125 port 5201 connected to 192.168.0.120 port 61014
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 5] 0.00-1.00 sec 1.00 MBytes 8.42 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 1.00-2.00 sec 1.12 MBytes 9.40 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 2.00-3.00 sec 1.12 MBytes 9.37 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 3.00-4.00 sec 1.16 MBytes 9.72 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 4.00-5.00 sec 1.17 MBytes 9.78 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 5.00-6.00 sec 1.13 MBytes 9.49 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 5.00-6.00 sec 1.13 MBytes 9.49 Mbits/sec


[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 5] 0.00-6.00 sec 0.00 Bytes 0.00 bits/sec sender
[ 5] 0.00-6.00 sec 7.69 MBytes 10.7 Mbits/sec receiver
iperf3: the client has terminated

Means your powerline adapter only gives you 10 MBit throughput which obviously is not ideal. Suggest you try to improve your powerline connection (different wall plug) or check if you can get wifi with a wifi mesh.

Ideally if you can, avoid powerline. WiFi will be better.

OK. I am gonna try to connect my Vero 4k through Wifi instead and will let you know

Here is the output when using Wifi instead of powerline :
Accepted connection from 192.168.0.120, port 63197
[ 5] local 192.168.0.121 port 5201 connected to 192.168.0.120 port 63290
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 5] 0.00-1.00 sec 749 KBytes 6.13 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 1.00-2.00 sec 842 KBytes 6.90 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 2.00-3.00 sec 1.18 MBytes 9.92 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 3.00-4.00 sec 1.06 MBytes 8.91 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 4.00-5.00 sec 1.12 MBytes 9.42 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 5.00-6.00 sec 1.11 MBytes 9.28 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 6.00-7.00 sec 1.23 MBytes 10.3 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 7.00-8.00 sec 1.12 MBytes 9.38 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 8.00-9.00 sec 1.10 MBytes 9.27 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 9.00-10.00 sec 1.25 MBytes 10.5 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 10.00-10.18 sec 219 KBytes 9.89 Mbits/sec


[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 5] 0.00-10.18 sec 11.0 MBytes 9.02 Mbits/sec sender
[ 5] 0.00-10.18 sec 10.9 MBytes 9.02 Mbits/sec receiver

Seems to be the same

That’s very low. Are you on a 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz network?

Given that both wired and wifi from the Vero4K are giving 9-10 Mbits/sec, I’d been inclined to take a look at the PC-to-router link, or the router itself.

PC-to-router is wired with direct RJ45.
The router comes from the internet provider D-Link DIR-825

The Vero 4k is using the Wifi Access Point coming for the power line as the wifi coverage from the router is not strong enough

It’s at least possible it could have negotiated 10 Mbps with the router. You’ve said nothing about your computer.

What info do you need about the PC? It is a brand surface pro 3

What speed is the PC running to the router? As @dillthedog said it looks like it’s connected at 100M, which would give you the iperf3 results that you are seeing.

  1. How can I validate I am at 100MB
  2. How can I improve that?

I don’t use Windows, so no idea. Google is always a good way to find out things like that.

Is your Surface Pro capable of 1G networking? Or just 100M?

Just to clarify : The Iperf3 output showed 10.5 Mbit/sec. So, if I am at 100Mb, I should see 100 and not 10 with iperf3, right?