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slow browsing on PC's in workgroup

Hi...

We have a small network with no domain controller, only PC's in a workgroup.

Recently we got two machines from an othter network. They were before logged into a domain., but now just members in our workgroup.

The problem is that they're browsing our local network very slow, and often dont work against the network at all. At the same time the other PC's in the network work just perfect, also against sahres on the very same PC's!??!!?

We're able to see the other PC in the network and their shares, but it's just verrrry slow. The PC is quite new, and as said they worked just fine in their old environment againt a DC.

Their also receving IP and DNS adreses from a local DHCP server so it should'nt be a problem with that.

Stranger is that the same PC are working quite well on the internett with IE?? So it's not the net itsel that is bad configured... it has to be something with this PC's.

Any ideas?

Sincerely Are Kristensen, Skarnes, Norway
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ithandel
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pseudocyberCommented:
Make sure the Network Interface Cards (NICs) are configured identically with the ones that are working fine.  It could be the autonegotiate or speed and duplex settings are different.  They ought to be the same as the others.  This would show up as a problem when you try to do large file transfers, but be less apparent when you're browsing the Internet.
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AffnoCommented:
What is your IP range ??? It's better if you can use 192.168.0.0/255 ip range inside your network.
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itchopinCommented:
What OS is your majority PC in the workgroup, and what OS are those two new PC?
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ithandelAuthor Commented:
Hi...

We're using Win XP on all PC's.

The IP range we use is 192.168.0.0/255.

The PC's worked just fine on the other location against a domain server, but when I connected them into our network and removed the domain users the problems started...  could it be some services  regarding domains that still are running?

-are
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veaceslavzCommented:
Looks like a bug in XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=840309
Browsing the My Documents folder on a network share with Windows Explorer from a Windows XP-based computer takes longer than expected

Also you need to check if Workstation and Server and Network connections services are started.
Does the problem persist always, or only on first access to/from these machines?
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ithandelAuthor Commented:
hmm..

It'says that this is fixed in SP2.. updated to SP2 and the problem is still there. Should I download the fix anyway?

-are
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veaceslavzCommented:
No you don't need.
Try to reinstall "client for MS network" and "File and print sharing" in Network configuration on slow machines.
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ithandelAuthor Commented:
the anwer from  pseudocyber did it... it seems like it was something wrong with the network card (or the config) that made the network connection very slow.. changed it and browsing on the net worked fine :-)

Best regards
Are Kristensen
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pseudocyberCommented:
Thanks for the points, but why the B grade if I gave you the answer 6 minutes after you asked?
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ithandelAuthor Commented:
hmm.. maybee I'am not doing this right, but the thought was that you did'nt give me the solution.. just pointed me in the right direction..

But maybee it should be an A grade.. is it possible to change?

-are
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pseudocyberCommented:
Don't worry about it.  But, in my opinion, if someone gives me a solution or a pointer and it works, and it was prompt and exactly what I needed, that's an A.  I can see a lower letter if it was slow, or not exactly what I needed.

Also, lower point questions get less detailed answers.  If you need very detailed, long, explicit answers, these are normally higher value (point) questions.
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ithandelAuthor Commented:
ok.. I agree...  I'll do it the right way next time then.

-are
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pseudocyberCommented:
No problems. :)  C U Around.
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