Slow File access by Win 98 PC viewing Win XP PC
Posted on 2003-11-11
I am running a small network with 4 Win 98 pcs 2 Win 95 pcs and a Win XP pc. Until recently it was set up as peer-to-peer but recently we are using our Linux/Mitel firewall to authenticate users (no email or file sharing on the Linux pc).
I am experiencing problems with 2 of the Win 98 pcs reading files on the Win XP machine. Normally there is no problem, but just now and again (just frequent enough to be really annoying) the Win 98 take a very long time to open files on the Win XP pc. When I restart the Win 98 pcs the problem seems to temporarily rectify itself, but this is getting really annoying for all the users.