my PC is a Win2000 Professional, IP is 10.10.10.62/255.255.255.0
my server is a Windows 2000 Server, IP is 10.10.10.11/255.255.255.0
the gateway 10.10.10.1. we're using a 3Com switch.
i have this strange problem. every once in a while, my PC will not be able to connect to the server. if i ping 10.10.10.11, i get 'Request timed out.'. no problems with pinging the gateway.
after about a minute or two, i will get a response from the server. this is very strange! during the period of 'Request timed out', the taskmanager on the server is reporting a very low cpu usage, so the server is NOT too busy to reply.
this is not only happening to me, but on everybody on the network. it's as if the server is randomly ignoring us one by one every once in a while.
could this be a problem with the server (ie. win2k) or the switch?