Have a small peer-to-peer network:
Clients: 1 Win95;1 or 2 Win98;1 NT40;1 Win2k
Router/Server/Hub: Netopia 9100 firmware 4.10.1
DHCP server set w/ ip 192.168.1.1 (all
clients set to receive DHCP settings
and all have have same DNS and gateway
No domain controller
No problems w/ network, internet connectivity, network print & file sharing.
Pulled the NT box off the network and added a new Win2k (all hardare verified 5 ways to Sunday to be operational).
After change BOTH Win2k boxes (both brand new Dells) now have VERY slow network connectivity, and there are MANY collisions. Can ping to the ips, but any traffic is ~ 1kb/sec!
Netopia says not their problem.
Dell says not their problem.
Microsoft - well, you get the idea.
So, if there is only ONE Win2k box on the network, everthing is fine. Two, neither works as expected
Have tried many, many variations, including
only having ip services enabled
fixing static ip addresses
shut off netbui
... numerous futile or embarrassing tweeks
HARDWARE PROBLEM: 4 ports were very degraded. Putting in a new switch solved the problem.