Thanks for your reply! Do I understand you correctly that once authentication has been completed performance should be about the same as with previous firmware versions? And: will the move to 3.5 at least improve the authentication process a little? It is not that I can't live with the long authentication, but it really IS slow
Is authentication required for every share window that I open (with CMD-Shift-K)?
I'm having the same problem: TimeMachine is very slow.
What is the solution?
When I backup my iMac from scratch, it wil take up to 8 days (and more) to finish the TimeMachine backup (192 Gb) using Max OS Lion.
I've installed the most recent firmware (v3.5.2 Build1126) ... no improvement ... TimeMachine is still very SLOW.
So I'm getting really frustrated
The upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion wasn't the success story I hoped considering the (known and solved) connection problems and TimeMachine.
On Snow Leopard everything worked fine ... now I'm using a external USB drive again instead of my awesome QNAP NAS.
Any hints, tricks, workarounds, ... are welcome to improve the speed.
By the way ... the speed problem has nothing to do with my wireless network.
I'v tried my current Cisco Linksys E2000 router, Airport Extreme and even fully wired network ... no difference there.