Strange slow network browsing problem
Posted on 2007-07-27
I have a business that has 6 computers. 4 have xp pro and 2 have xp home.
1 of the XP pro machines is being used as a basic file server. It has 1 share
with approximately 7500 - 8000 files. So I have 3 xp pros and 2 xp homes accessing
1 xp pro file server. 2 of the xp pro machines will connect to the share
and populate all files immediately. The other xp pro and the 2 xp home machines
will not. They connect and then the "flashlight" comes up and it make take
1 - 2 minutes to populate the directory. I thought I had this issue solved after
I posted the question earlier this year here and was told to install netbeui.
However, that did not fix the problem. The strange thing is, I can uncheck
the QOS box under the network card properties and then the share directory
will populate immediately on the problem computers. But if I reboot and try
it again, it has returned back to being really slow. I can then recheck the QOS box
and it will work fast again until I reboot. I know that sounds crazy or at least it does
to me, but I tested it on all 3 of the problem computers with the same exact results.
I have done every "slow network browsing fix" that I could find on google.
This problem is making me look bad and I can't have that! =o)
Any thoughts, Ideas and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks in advance!!!