I have a P4 2.8 gig providing e-mails and file sharing for only 3 pcs and a laptop currently. We use a USB BT Broadband ADSL internet connection, a d-link 8 port switch, d-link kvm switch, kvm print server.
After playing with some settings we had issues where the server was slow and we got over these....we almost...
The workstations are on Windows 2000 pro and the 3rd one is on XP pro they have all joined the server faultlessly and log on to the server without a problem. They are low spec workstations e.g. duron 1000 and athlon 1800+xp.
They log on fine but take up 5-10 minutes especially the XP pro machine.
File access, printing, saving, e-mails all seem fine
but each and every computer suffers extreme slowness, the workstation seems to go really really slow, you can click IE6 and it will think for up to 3 minutes before google arrives, sometimes it will print imediately and sometimes a print of 2 pages takes 3-4 minutes to go through
there just seems to be bursts of energy and in some circumstances it says a file or the shared documents can not be accessed but after about 1 minute they are accessible again.
I can't figure out why there is intermittant problems
hope someone can help...