Add Network Place + FTP
Posted on 2003-10-23
Win2K. I am running as a client pc on a small LAN in which one box is the ICS server. I can use console FTP and I can browse normally with IE6 or Mozilla.
1) Goto: My Network Places / Add Network Place
2) Use the wizard to set up to access an FTP site hosted by on my ISP (my web pages).
3) It shows up in the tree and list, and when I click it -- it works!
I can drag files into it and out of it. Beautiful!
I can delete files. Great! Exactly waht I want
Now a few minutes or hours later later... my Internet access shuts down completely. I can not access my POP3 server with Outlook Express and every website I visit comes up as a DNS error. I've found that rebooting makes the problem go away (I can click the folder , see the files, copy stuff... for a while. Then it dies again (example... the "flying document" animation just stays at "5 seconds remaining" forever...)
Every time I've tried this, I end up going back to console-mode FTP and its is irritating becasue it looks like it should work and is STARTS OUT working perfectly, then eventually... the frozen death.
One possible hint: Once when this happened, I eventually got a popup message saying the server allowed only three simultaneous connections.