Insanely Slow Speeds Using TailScale

To prepare for getting a Sinology NAS, I have installed Tailsacale on my MacBook Pro and iMac. They easily connect, but I’m getting Blackmagic transfer speeds of 1.2MB/s. Finder and application interaction with the serving computer is laggy and unusable.

  1. Note that this performance is the same connecting using the usual File Sharing smb connection on my Macs.
  2. I have 5GHz wifi

On his YouTube video, Will was getting speeds of around 300MB/s I believe. Help!

That tends to rule out Tailscale as the issue. It seems that you have a fundamental connection problem. I would start by swapping cables and switches, as necessary.

Thanks – I will start problem solving. I don’t have a lot of hope, however: All my computers have internet connectivity speeds of 50 megabits per second and the computer I’m using for Tailscale works perfectly fine as a Plex server. This may be a limitation of the way Mac throttles SMB?

Hopefully you mean 50 MBps per second. 50 Mbps would explain your slow speeds.

Yes, correct. Sorry for the confusion.