Issues with my small network (trying to pursue networking)
Posted on 2003-11-21
I have a network of three computers. Two XP home and one W2k pro. They are connected to a hub which then connects to a Linksys BEFSX41 router which is connected to an ADSL modem. I use SBC as my ISP.
I use the W2K as the file and print server meaning that i save all important files in there and i have a shared printer from the workstation.
1. Is there anyway I can setup trusted connectivity so that whenever one wants to access files or resources(printer) from another pc they dont have to put in that (server?!) name and password?
2. Whenever I enable Advanced firewall option on the router, to read email from hotmail, yahoo or justice.com takes three to four trials, i.e. i have to click back and click the link again before the actual page can be displayed all other times it says page cannot be displayed. If I disable it all runs smoozz
3. The W2K takes forever to boot up, i have defraged and cleaned for virus but still takes sometimes up to 20 minutes!!! (usually atleast 7-10 mins). Its a celeron with 128 MB ram
I will appreciate any help on any part.
(and if this is not the right forum, please advise where best to ask)
Thanks ya'll :-)