Performance plummets when server in 2-PC network is swapped
Posted on 2005-05-03
I had a 2-PC network. Call the 2 machines "server" and client. (Neither server NOT client accesses the Internet - it is a 'closed' network).
What we did: We replaced the server with a much faster model. EVERYTHING works! server can see client, client can see server, the PCs can exchange files. Applications with data on server work. The only problem??? S L O W ! (especially when copying files).
What did I do?
1. I set up the new server (made it part of the workgroup)
2. I pulled the CAT-5 cable out of the back of the old server and plugged it into the back of the new server.
And, as I said, everything works but S L O W.
The server itself is lightening fast but it took me like 60 minutes to copy a file (from the server to the client) that normally takes about 4 minutes.
One person suggested that the problem may be the "duplex settings" of the network cards involved OR the cabling. If the cabling were "bad", then it is bad in a way that did not "offend" the old server but DOES "offend" the new server. I suppose that is possible.