I'll often transfer items to and from my laptop on my local network using
scp. Often, it seems, I'll see the transfer rate start out right (2.0MB/s), then slowly diminish until the transfer completely stalls. This seems to be fairly reproducible on larger files. Is there a network problem or a way for me to better configure SSH on my laptop? My desktop doesn't seem to have these problems when transferring files to remote servers, so I assume that my laptop's WiFi connection may be to blame.
Both computers are running an Ubuntu 12.04 derivative.