is there any possible way to get a mac under any os to transfer faster via file sharring than like 8 k a second? i don't like transfering like 60 meg and it taking 30 fu*kin' minutes.. please someone help.
Since you say that it happens with any OS, the (lack of) speed is indicative of failed NWAY negotiation. In other words, one of the computers thinks it is on a full-duplex Ethernet, whereas, in fact, a semi-duplex connection is used, resulting in horrendous number of collisions and abysmal throughput.
With OS X you should be able to nail the NIC to a particular setting, if it is the one failing to negotiate correctly; if it is the other computer, you might be SOL, unless it has the machanisms in place to do the same.