One of my clients is a small organization with little resources to test/buy new hardware. They were unlucky to buy computers with Windows Vista a couple of years ago. They have a Small Business Server 2003 and 4 clients. 3 PC's with Vista and one laptop with Win 7.
The laptop is fine but not the file copy and opening of files on network shares.
I have suspected for a long time that switches, routers and other network gear in a LAN is playing a role in how Vista is so much slower than XP for instance.
This client has a HP ProCurve 1400-8G (J9077A) switch and a Dlink DIR-615 WLAN router (acting as access point).
When i wanted to copy a 10mb-file fron the network it took 44,9 secs. This was with the ProCurve as the main hub. I then connected the server straight in the DLink and one same computer i was testing with also straight in the DLink the copy time was 4,4 secs.
I also tested other file transfers and the results was the same.
My conclusion is that some network boxes are not compatible with Vista or how Vista is comunicating.
My question to you is whats the difference in how these two boxes talk and what parameter or feature should one look for to minimize such problems?
Hers product info for the boxes:
IS my conclusion correct or is there something i'm missing?