I've just recently tried installing game through hdl_dumb cuz I'm tired of taking my hdd in and out so often. At first I tried several games through Cat5 cable and my average speed is 560 KB/s through my desktop. Both the ps2 and the desktop are connected with cable through my wireless-g linksys router.
I'm certain my network sharing can transfer data at roughly 4000 KBps or 3.9 Mbps as I've always do with all my computers in the house. But it doesn't seem that way in this case so I'm really frustrated.
Anyway, yesterday I had just happened to borrow a game from my cousin and decided to install through my wireless laptop. I ripped the game to the laptop and connect with hdl_dumb and transfer like normal. Voila, I'm getting around 1.8 MBps = 1843.2 KBps. Now that's more like it, and it certainly is what my wireless connection can transfer data locally through network sharing.
So what seems to be the problem? Anyone tried this method or encountered similar situation?